Saturday, September 03, 2005

Anger at Muslim beauty contestant

Anger at Muslim beauty contestant

MUSLIM leaders have demanded a British Iraqi woman withdraws from the final of this weekend's Miss England beauty contest in Liverpool. Sarah Mendly, 23, who has a British passport and has lived in England since her parents fled Saddam Hussein's regime in 1993, is the first Muslim woman to reach the latter stages of the beauty competition. However, Muslim leaders said her participation in the event was against the teachings of the Koran, and branded the showing of naked flesh as "unlawful". Although Sarah, a bio-chemistry graduate, will not wear the traditional bikini for the show at Liverpool's Olympia on Saturday night, she may don a one-piece swimsuit underneath a sarong. But even this has not placated the wrath of Muslim leaders, who said she should not be taking part in the contest at all. Dr Hashim Sulaiman, of the Liverpool Islamic institute, has condemned the Mendly family's decision to allow their daughter to take part in the first place. He said: "There is no way a Muslim girl should be taking part in this competition because it is unlawful. "The ladies in that contest are always very scantily dressed and the only part of the body that should be on display are the face the hands and the feet. "I would like this girl to withdraw from the contest immediately. " Sarah, a pharmaceutical sales rep who still has many relatives in Baghdad, said she has the full support of her family. "I wanted to show that there are attractive British Iraqi girls who are proud of being both British and Iraqi. "Some fanatics might say entering a beauty contest is wrong because you are putting yourself up to be judged by your physical appearance - but my family supports me.


At September 03, 2005 1:28 AM, Blogger Imperial Knights of Bacchus said...

It should be common knowledge by know that beauty is not something that are very popular among muslims. At least not female beauty. Remember, the male muslims are not able to control theire drifts... If I am not mistaken there was an Imam in Copenhagen, Denmark that preached that girls who did not cover up should blame them selves for being raped!

In other words, muslims are not able to apreciate beauty!

At September 03, 2005 1:51 AM, Blogger Herr Unswedenizer said...

Sexy lady! I hope she wins.

And as a man of traditions, I wouldn't mind her wearing the "traditional bikini".

At September 03, 2005 2:57 AM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

Dr. Sulaiman seems to forget where he lives, because the competition is not "unlawful" as he says (except in the mind of a medieval sexist misogynist like him).

BTW, Miss Mendly is hot and should do well.

At September 03, 2005 3:04 AM, Blogger simulev said...

Why, ofcourse mostly the MALE muslims thinks that.
Women Are Their First Prey

At September 03, 2005 5:14 AM, Blogger mam said...

Two points of Interest coming from her statement:

"I wanted to show that there are attractive British Iraqi girls who are proud of being both British and Iraqi."

She identifies herself as "British" first, then "Iraqi".

She states she is a proud British "Iraqi", not British "muslim".

The significance of this identity should be of note.

I wish her well.

At September 03, 2005 7:45 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Also she referred to 'some fanatics' and that won't make the Muslim leaders happy. I wonder though if she will go through with it or will there be some 'Islamic honour' to be satisfied by someone...

At September 03, 2005 9:39 PM, Blogger GunJam said...

thought you would enjoy this post, which somehow seems germane to your current post about the (unveiled) Muslim beauty contestant.

At September 03, 2005 9:49 PM, Blogger GunJam said...

It didn't turn out right.
Actually, the title of my 01 SEP post is:
Islam -- Religion of the Covered Face

And the url is:

At September 03, 2005 10:21 PM, Blogger erp said...

Here's gunjam's link

At September 03, 2005 10:23 PM, Blogger GunJam said...

to erp: Thank you mucho! -- gunjam

At September 03, 2005 10:26 PM, Blogger GunJam said...

Memo to: Dr Hashim Sulaiman.
Hey, petty tyrant, if you want to live in a country where shari'a is the (oppressive) law of the land, please move to Saudi Arabia. Last I read the Church of England is still the Established religion in your country.
So shut your intolerant yap.


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