Islamic State, wrote Vocativ.com, has launched a dress-code campaign in the Iraqi city of Mosul, with billboards displaying guidelines for being a “good Muslim woman”.
Vocativ discovered images posted by the Islamic State supporters showing ISIS members hanging the billboards in the Iraqi city that has been under the control of the militant group for almost one year.
The campaign focuses on a style of burqa—also mandated by the Taliban—which covers the entire body and face with a mesh screen over her eyes.
It also suggests that women who do not follow the guidelines may be subject to corporal punishment, though it is not specific about penalties.
Attempting to give the rules a positive spin, some of the billboards combine dress-code regulations with empowerment slogans such as, “the Muslim woman is queen in her house.”