Islamic State Orders Every Man In Mosul To Grow A Beard – Just Like The Women

The Islamic State (IS) group has reportedly issued a decree ordering all men in the Iraqi city of Mosul to grow beards on the grounds that the shaving of facial hair is haram (forbidden) under Shari’a law.

A report of the new IS decree in Mosul was posted on the Mosul Eye Facebook page on April 28. Mosul Eye is the pseudonym of a local historian who has been secretly documenting IS’s activities in Mosul since the militants overran the city in June 2014. While it is not possible to verify the blogger’s identity, Iraq watchers believe the accounts are credible.