A hitherto unknown group calling itself the Just Swords of Islam issued a warning to Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip over the weekend that they must wear the hijab or face being targeted by the group's members.
In pamphlets distributed in various parts of the Gaza Strip, the group also claimed responsibility for attacks on 12 Internet cafes over the past few days.
The warning was directed primarily against female students in a number of universities and colleges who do not cover their heads in line with Islamic tradition.
The group said its followers last week threw acid at the face of a young woman who was dressed "immodestly" in the center of Gaza City. They also destroyed a car belonging to a young man who was playing his radio tape too loudly.
Addressing female students, the group said: "We will have no mercy on any woman who violates the traditions of Islam and who also hang out in Internet cafes."
Whats really scary is that they are physically in the 21st century ("those who hang out in Internet Cafes") and mentally in the 7th century AD. But perhaps even this behaviour would have been too cruel for Mohammed? Mohammed certainly did have quite a propensity for cruelty, though generally I believe women were spared (I say spared loosely, they would be made concubines or slaves), unless they were accused of committing adultery, whereup on their brains would be squished out by large rocks and bearded monsters screaming God is Great.