A video shared by Nahel, a media account, has caused controversy as it depicts a man in Somalia reacting to a TikTok video in which a woman is seen without wearing a hijab. Nahel claims that the man took action against the woman due to his disagreement with her choice.
The video has generated various reactions from viewers, with comments expressing both support and concern. Some individuals praised the man for protecting his sister's honor and adhering to cultural and religious norms, while others criticized the act of violence and raised questions about personal freedom and individual choice.
The incident highlights the ongoing debates surrounding cultural practices, gender roles, and the balance between tradition and modernity. It also underscores the power of social media platforms in sparking discussions on sensitive topics.
Read some of the reactions below:
@SomaliDisciple: "His actions coincide with radical feminism. He deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for stopping his sister from being sexualized & seen as an object. It reminds me of The Somali Proverb."
@kufsimakemehapy: "May Allah reward him for protecting his sister's honor, but to be honest, I'm a bit shocked. She looks pretty damn old (I'm guessing 16-23?). He should have gotten her married off ages ago; now he'll probably have to give her to his clan elder."
@lowlandhunter: "She is lucky she has a brother like this. Sure, it may be painful now, but she will learn her lesson properly and grow to become a better person. Hopefully, she doesn't dress in a promiscuous way anymore."
@Bulaleroo0zz: "Everyone is focusing on the woman that got beat up. A lot of people aren't understanding the dilemma the brother faced. Should he allow his sister to dress naked and dance around like a 'jareer monkey' Jamaican woman? Or should he beat the brakes off her? He made the right choice."
@XoogiyoKufsi: "Allahu Akbar. In all my 63 years of life, I have never seen a woman be disciplined this well. I can tell that brother really loves his sister. May Allah bless the noble brother and give him more strength to discipline his sister. Ameen."
The video has sparked a heated discussion about cultural norms, personal autonomy, and the use of violence as a means of enforcing religious beliefs. It serves as a reminder of the complexities and differing perspectives within societies when it comes to matters of tradition and individual rights.
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Gheerah: A man in Somalia disciplined his sister after finding out she made a Tiktok dancing without a hijab pic.twitter.com/8cuXaIJ2K2
— Nahel (@NahelXoogsYou) July 13, 2023