Somaliland: Rising Islamic Conservatism


Baar Saaed Farah is the only woman member of parliament in Somaliland

Somaliland sun- Some people in Somaliland have expressed concern about the steady drift toward Islamic conservatism in Hargeisa. Music no longer blares out from teashops, colourful Somali robes are increasingly replaced by black abaya cloaks, more women are wearing niqabs (face veils) than a year ago and no woman goes about town bareheaded as happened in the 1970s.

Reports James Jeffrey in a Deutsche Welle piece titled  Muslim women’s changing dress code in Somaliland