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June 1, 2015 9:54 am
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Iraq’s Mosul Braces for New Islamic State Laws Against Beard Shaving

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ISIS announced that beard shaving is punishable starting June 1. Photo: Sgt. Michael Bracken via Wikimedia Commons.

Every time he looks in a mirror, Laith Ahmed is worried. As of Monday, the young Iraqi’s hopelessly hairless chin could land him in an Islamic State group jail.

The jihadist group has handed out leaflets in their stronghold of Mosul in recent weeks announcing that full beards become compulsory on June 1 and explaining why shaving is punishable.

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