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Miss World pageant nixes bikini competition in face of religious Muslim protest threat
Hotair ^ | 06/06/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham

Posted on 06/06/2013 7:41:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Who's ready for the world famous and highly anticipated one-piece, conservative beach sarong competition? I can imagine a scenario in which a Western contestant, keen on the kind of nose-thumbing at stuffy cultural norms that lifted the dreary "Little Miss Sunshine" to Oscar commendations and would lift her to viral video fame, rips off her sarong to reveal—gasp!—a shocking two-piece swimsuit.



Sadly, an act which truly gave power and purpose to a display of the female form would probably be tsk-tsked by the same people who lectured Americans about their “puritanical” nature after, say, Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction. Not to mention, she’d probably earn a fatwa along with her fame.

A vocal segment of Indonesia does not take kindly to the bikinis:

JAKARTA, INDONESIA Miss World organizers have axed the famed bikinis from this year’s pageant, replacing them with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hardline Muslim groups.

Indonesia will host the 2013 Miss World competition in the country’s resort island of Bali and the capital, Jakarta, in September.

Adjie S. Soeratmadjie, one of the local organizers, said Thursday that all contestants will be required to wear Bali’s traditional long sarongs instead of the sexy bikinis that are traditionally part of the competition.

Indonesia has a reputation as a more secular, inclusive country than many Muslim countries, but alas:

Controversy over the pageant has been mounting in Indonesia, which has a reputation as a tolerant, pluralist society that respects freedom of expression.

Clerics of the Indonesian Council of Ulema, or MUI, said they would send a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to demand that the beauty pageant be canceled.

“That contest is just an excuse to show women’s body parts that should remain covered,” said Mukri Aji, a prominent cleric from West Java province’s MUI branch. “It’s against Islamic teachings.”

Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, a hardline Islamic group, said it planned to stage a protest and called for the competition to be moved elsewhere.

Most Muslims in Indonesia, a secular country of 240 million people, are moderate, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

You don’t say. And, we happily buckle to these blowhards at the mere suggestion of a protest? This isn’t just a problem with religious Muslims, though their protests do generally carry with them a higher than average carnage quotient, but with Western society bending to every single neighborhood narc or busybody who sends an irate letter to the editor. No wonder certain populations find threats of violence so effective. I’d say we’re happy to shoot ourselves in the foot, but I’m pretty sure we’ve banned that metaphor at the behest of Moms Against Violence or whatever.

This will be the first time Miss World contestants have not donned bikinis since 1950, but methinks we won’t hear much about it from the “turn back the clock” crowd, which thinks a birth control copay is tantamount to the ignominy of a dowry negotiation. I was never a pageant participant and have certain reservations about them, but it’s not a victory for the ladies if these decisions come at the puritanical, patriarchal, and occasionally violent whims of a bunch of dudes. Lady Gaga canceled a concert in Indonesia last year amid threats from the Islamist community, which dubbed her a “devil’s messenger” in “bra and panties,” which should totally have become a single by now! J-Lo covered herself and all her dancers before a Jakarta performance.

By all means, let’s conform to a societal standard in which even the late Esther Williams’ costumes would be considered grounds for rioting, because tolerance. Jim Treacher gives you the slideshow you all deserve to celebrate our freedoms.

Maybe next year, we can eliminate dancing from the talent competition. Off-limits in Saudi Arabia, as Remy points out in his own, special way:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



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KEYWORDS: bikini; islam; islamofascism; missworld; muslim; muslims; qitalislam; sharia

1 posted on 06/06/2013 7:41:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals and muslims, always appealing to their bull sh!t morals of privacy and prudity in order to get their exclusive right to their pedophile acts. Only a perv on a perv mind would immaturedly dismiss a beauty context because it contains forms of nudity. Well duh! It’s about beauty.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 7:45:04 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone should inform these morons that it’s s little difficult to ascertain who is the most beautiful woman in the world with everyone wearing a black sheet over her head.

And whose bright idea was it to hold the contest here in the first place?

This. is. bull. sh*t.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 7:45:09 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind

But, but, but their cult leader was a pedophile.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 7:50:50 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What next ??? The Burka Competition ???


5 posted on 06/06/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Jack Hammer

Iss svimvare!

I always loved that commercial.

Wait till assorted girls find out you can’t double dutch
in a burqua.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

If it were up to me - admittedly a classic Dirty Old Man - I’d have them all competing in g-strings.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 7:55:48 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 06/06/2013 7:56:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Lmo56
What next ??? The Burka Competition ???

WHY NOT?


9 posted on 06/06/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

10 posted on 06/06/2013 7:57:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL


11 posted on 06/06/2013 8:12:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sports Illustrated will probably quit producing the Swim Suit edition within a few years.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 8:16:54 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t there something very wrong with men who are literally terrified of seeing a scantily clad woman? I don’t mean disapproval, I mean fear. Muslim men are scared to death of women’s bodies. Combine that with the prevalence of pederasty and just plain old buggery throughout their “cultures”, and I think we have our answer.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 8:19:12 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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14 posted on 06/06/2013 8:39:22 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A beauty pageant that rejects physical beauty... so we are to judge them on their inner beauty alone? This should get interesting, especially since most true inner beauty takes time to find, and those who seem to have it initially are usually just the best at deceit.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 8:43:13 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: JoeProBono

Ok, on three, everyone smile!


16 posted on 06/06/2013 8:43:56 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Greatest spy state ever, and no one knows anything.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry Islam, but there is nothing wrong with this.

17 posted on 06/06/2013 8:46:46 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 06/06/2013 8:48:08 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: TChad

Yes there is... after 5 min of staring, I found out what’s wrong... I’m not there.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 8:49:27 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hubba, Hubba !!!


20 posted on 06/06/2013 8:50:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: SeekAndFind

That sucks!


21 posted on 06/06/2013 8:51:44 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: JoeProBono

They look hot!!!

No really, it is hot as hell in those ME countries! Although that picture was probably taken in Detroit!


22 posted on 06/06/2013 8:52:38 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: TChad

We just have to continue our culture and what we invented to our benefit and their exclusion.

Screw them, let them have their most beautiful camel contests unless they want to enjoy BLT’s.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 8:52:49 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dose any by use the nixed except in newspaper head lines?

Who would notice if a girl in a bikini had her head cover.

Do you think women have drown because of berkas, they don’t very safe.

How many Catholics still wear veils outside the church?


24 posted on 06/06/2013 8:58:10 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Batman11

25 posted on 06/06/2013 9:00:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: SeekAndFind

the entire world needs to start excluding muslims from everything, if anything non-muslim is to endure.

let them not enter the pageants, screw ‘em.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK. If there is a ‘signal’ that the end of the world is due, this is it.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 10:00:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: laplata
Sports Illustrated will probably quit producing the Swim Suit edition within a few years.

Yeah, but next year they are coming out with a JOCKSTRAP EDITION.

28 posted on 06/06/2013 10:02:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

I believe it.


29 posted on 06/06/2013 10:05:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Someone should inform these morons that it’s s little difficult to ascertain who is the most beautiful woman in the world with everyone wearing a black sheet over her head.

You have me laughing really hard. Good one.

30 posted on 06/06/2013 10:08:33 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: laplata
P.S. Coming soon, the Sports Illustrated Issue on the MASSATHON.

Dhimmi women are released to run down a blocked off street. Then, groups of Muslim men chase them down and rape them. Egyptian and Syrian teams are favored, while the French and British teams are the underdogs. In case of a tie, each team has one suicide bomber that attempts to take out the whole other team. Team with the most men standing wins.

31 posted on 06/06/2013 10:09:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: JoeProBono

ROFL


32 posted on 06/06/2013 10:09:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: UCANSEE2

*Finally*.

:P


33 posted on 06/06/2013 10:13:43 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Glad you enjoyed it, but I was beinf a litte facetious; you see, I own the world’s only bona fide pair of x-ray spectacles.


34 posted on 06/06/2013 10:15:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL I can actually see that happening in 2020 or there about.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 10:16:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL I can actually see that happening in 2020.


36 posted on 06/06/2013 10:17:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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INDONESIA. It’s right to do so. No need for the West to attend, however.

Islam is a war plan. Mohammed was a victorious warrior. Muslims that wish to perpetuate the spoils of Islam don’t deserve the attention of the West.


37 posted on 06/07/2013 12:54:54 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Iron Munro

A whole new Indonesian industry!


38 posted on 06/07/2013 1:36:06 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: lavaroise
Well duh! It’s about beauty.

Apparently, in Islam, that is a question of who looks best in a glorified potato sack.

39 posted on 06/07/2013 3:25:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SeekAndFind
Indonesia will host the 2013 Miss World competition in the country’s resort island of Bali and the capital, Jakarta, in September.

That was a brilliant decision...

40 posted on 06/07/2013 3:36:07 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gene Eric

Oh, they deserve our attention alright.


41 posted on 06/07/2013 3:44:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lavaroise

I just read in the ny times that it has nothing to do with Islam - it’s all to focus on “inner beauty” instead! I almost spit out my coffee. Is there no length to which liberals will not go to defend Islam?


42 posted on 06/07/2013 6:11:34 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

The church I grew up in would be one hundred percent in agreement with the Muslims on the issue of modest attire for women. It’s sad that nobody seems to take the apostle Paul’s command for women to dress modestly seriously any more.


43 posted on 06/07/2013 7:17:18 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

RE: The church I grew up in would be one hundred percent in agreement with the Muslims on the issue of modest attire for women.

Would the church that you grew up in organize a protest if the contest were held in a city near it?


44 posted on 06/07/2013 3:23:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The church I grew up in would be one hundred percent in agreement with the Muslims on the issue of modest attire for women. It’s sad that nobody seems to take the apostle Paul’s command for women to dress modestly seriously any more.

Would your church threaten violence against immodestly-dressed women?

45 posted on 06/07/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No


46 posted on 06/07/2013 4:16:43 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: PapaBear3625

No


47 posted on 06/07/2013 4:17:14 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT THERE.


48 posted on 06/07/2013 4:23:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: livius

Liberals will abuse God in order to be allowed to do what is unGodly, like an excuse for raping and killing without being prevented from being “free” from doing it. Islam abuses God the same way to keep its authority of doing what it wants.


49 posted on 06/07/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by lavaroise
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