Friday, February 22, 2013
Egypt's High Administrative Court OK's Police Wearing Beards
According to Middle East Online, Egypt's High Administrative Court on Wednesday ruled that members of Egypt's police force may grow beards. Under now-ousted President Hosni Mubarak, as a method of opposing Islamist forces informal rules barred police and senior government officials from wearing beards. Christians and the liberal opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood may see this week's Court's ruling as an invitation to Islamists to further press their practices on Egyptian society.