Muslim Teenagers Convicted After Painting Burkas over Women in Advertising Posters

01.08.2011

Last week, two Muslim teenagers who were arrested for painting burqas over scantily-dressed women in Lynx advertising posters at a bus stop in London in February, were convicted at Thames Magistrates’ Court in East London. The teenagers admitted to drawing burqas over a number of advertising posters, as the way in which the posters showed women was against their religion. As it was considered to be a “sin” for women to be uncovered, the two vandals were “trying to do good”, the Daily Mail reports. The two young men were each told to pay £283 and released on a 12-month conditional discharge.