The AFP reports this developing undergarment story:

"Islam orders the woman to keep herself pretty for her husband, that's well-known," Mohammad Habash, head of the Damascus Center for Islamic Studies, said.

He said there is nothing at all contradictory in a veiled Muslim woman buying sexy underwear. "A woman can buy whatever she desires, even a dancer's outfit for when she wants to give pleasure to her husband," Habash added. "This is not only her right, it's an obligation."

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