Man Tries To Run Over Two Muslim Women At Gas Station

Joseph Ballance, 23, allegedly tried to run over a mother and daughter wearing abayas at a New York gas station, saying he'd "chop [them] up into little pieces and kill [them]." Ballance pled not guilty to aggravated harassment. [AP] » 8/28/09 5:20pm 8/28/09 5:20pm

Gilding The Lily

Reuters reports that Yemen has seen a small revolution in abayas. New models, as seen in the clip at the link, feature embellishment, detail, and decoration that's anything but retiring, and are proving a hit. [Reuters] » 7/14/09 11:40am 7/14/09 11:40am

Apparently Saudi Arabia's religious police are cracking down » 10/01/08 3:20pm 10/01/08 3:20pm on adorned abayas — the black cloaks worn by women — prior to Eid — the celebration which marks the end of the month of Ramadan (it's today). Shopkeepers attempting to sell the black robes decorated with patterns, beads or trim — allowed under slightly…

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