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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Police ban men with enlarged genitals

Police ban men with enlarged genitals

Forget about getting a job as a police officer in the Papua region of Indonesia if you have had your penis enlarged.

You won't get it.

An applicant "will be asked whether or not his vital organ has been enlarged", said Papua police chief Bekto Suprapto, quoted on "If he has, he will be considered unfit to join the police or the military." This is because having an enlarged penis can hinder training, according to police spokesman Zainuri Lubis, on

Indonesia's remote easternmost province is home to Papuan tribes, many of whom wear penis gourds. To achieve enlargement, they wrap the penis in leaves from the gatal-gatal (itchy) tree so that it swells up "like it has been stung by a bee", a local sexologist said.

Woman charged in France for driving in full burka

A French Muslim woman has been fined for wearing a burka at the wheel of her car – weeks before the proposed introduction of a total ban on the full-body veil.

The 31-year-old was stopped by two policemen in Nantes in western France earlier this month as she drove wearing a burka, or niqab, covering all but her eyes. She was given a €22 (£19) fine for "driving in uncomfortable conditions", because her vision was allegedly reduced. Her lawyer lodged an appeal this week, claiming that her human rights had been infringed.

Atheist given Asbo for leaflets mocking Jesus

An atheist who left leaflets mocking Jesus Christ, Islam and the Pope in an airport's prayer room has been given an Asbo.

Harry Taylor, 59, from Higher Broughton, Salford, left the anti-religious posters in prayer rooms at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in November and December 2008.

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