Friday, September 08, 2006

Pakistani Muslims go crazy over beauty contest winner..and not in a good way

The British newspaper the Daily Mail has a story about widespread outrage in Pakistan over a beauty contest winner who claimed she was the Pakistani representative. A number of religious figures in the country also had fairly predictable reactions.

Mariyah Moten, 22, won the 'Best in Media' title - for being the most photographed and interviewed contestant - at the pageant in the Chinese resort of Beihai. It's certainly easy to see why, no?

But furious Pakistani authorities say she did not have permission to represent the country, and are now threatening the model, who grew up in Pakistan but holds a US passport after she moved there eight years ago. Pakistani Culture Ministry spokesman Chaudhry Hafeez said this amounted to official recognition of the girl’s nationality in a contest ‘that is seen by many as shameful.’

"We have asked our missions in Washington and Beijing to investigate this because it is against our policy, culture and religion," Chaudhry said.

"She is an American passport holder. She is an American national of Pakistani origin, so how did she get entry as a Pakistani?" He also said the government might withdraw from Moten special privileges offered to people of Pakistani descent such as visa-free travel to Pakistan, and that Pakistan might make a formal diplomatic protest to China as well.

Moten, who goes to the University of Houston, was born and brought up in the Pakistani city of Karachi, but now lives in the US.

"The hardliners are basically people who impose their thoughts on others and we are not affected by them. It is actually very amusing how they are always so ready to react," she was quoted as saying.

Well said Mariyah, but watch your back. Or, I'm certain there would be some Joshua's Army members out here who'd enjoy watching your back for you...


Anonymous said...

islamofacists & feminists.....what strange bed fellows that makes.
and yes she's hot.

what about the weekend monkey?
was that a one time thing?
has he/she retired?
have you just not signed us off for the week-end yet?

Anonymous said...

ohh god is she pakistani? Iam living in Germany but i dont forgot my culture i was born in Germany and she was born in Pakistan and live there and she is so .... ohh allah bless them all paki Girls

Anonymous said...

We as Muslims People give other people excuse to talk trash about our faith. This misguided soul not help any, we can thank her parants upbring. People don't know anything about our religion.Yet all Religion have commandment. We need keep our in higher standard because Moses and Jesus had the same message. Some of the none muslims and some muslims use buzz words like (Islamofascism ,Jihad, Muslim fundamentalism , terrort, to feel good about themself. Who killing whom? They have killed cities and towns and they call it PEACE. Islam is coming back to Pakistan sooon.

Anonymous said...

We can thank the parants for the up bring. These people want to be so much like American they lose what American are, for people are great people, except the govt. and some hate moungers.

Anonymous said...

We are the MUSLIMS and our religion does not permition us to do that what the girl done.Oh ALLAH please protect the MUSLIMS.

Anonymous said...

she is not muslim, because she is following the command as per Quran, like there are so many jews, christians, Hindus are doing against their Holy books, are they Jews, Christians, Hindos not at all. Every body is accountable to their own deeds on the final day, so do not blame religion. I can write anything about any religion but that would be fabricated and according to my own thinking as appear on the web site

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