Wednesday, September 07, 2005

so was there a burqa competition?

I honestly don't know what to say. Maybe the folks at Qiyamah Forecast will pick-up on it and give it a funny caption (they've actually been kind of dormant for a while but I have a hard time believing it is because there is not enough qiyamah-worthy stuff going on in the world) How could they have missed the Crowning of the First Muslim woman as Miss England I sort of want to say its a good thing, and then I sort of don't. What do y'all think?

2 comments:

Elenamary said...

yeah i got some mixed feelings i can't quite articulate.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

I think that for me in general I would superficially say that any Muslim "first" would be a good thing. But beauty pagents can often be demeaning and exploitative.

I don't want to sound like the Taliban but even apart from the outward question of whether a woman wears hijab, I feel like there is a certain liberating aspect to feminine modesty, and it feels like maybe she is selling it out for the sake of fitting in.