al-Shabaab Approaches Wedding Planner Business With Religious Zeal

Somali village in shock after al-Shabaab opens fire on wedding party

“Under al-Shabaab rules, brides are forbidden from wearing the traditional Somali garment, a white, one-shoulder dress wrapped in a red and brown shawl. Instead, women must wear a long dark skirt made of thick material and a tunic that covers from their head to below the waist. In addition, men and women must be segregated, all music is banned, and the wedding procession cannot comprise more than three vehicles.”

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