BAHRAIN: In general, the small country of Bahrain is considered one of the more progressive Muslim countries. But with the clerics of the Sunni and Shi'a sects constantly bickering over how the Koran is interpreted regarding faith and morals, most Muslim women go about their business with little attention given to what's considered proper. Insofar as how they dress in public; most wear the conventional black burka that covers them from head to foot, with little peek-a-boo slits in the hood covering their head offering limited visual perspective.
But as the country becomes more modern, young ladies accustomed to new-found freedom have been pushing the envelope of modesty. Mall sightings of these women wearing saran wrap burkas, with nothing but thongs protecting their private parts from leering, sex-deprived men, have become the norm lately.
It was inevitable that the ubiquitous moral police force, made up of zealous young men of dubious sanctimony, would start cracking down on this new visual onslaught. New laws prohibiting the use of saran wrap for other than food wrapping have been instigated. For now, at least, most of the unihibited have become hibited, not wanting to be stoned to death by do-gooders.