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Beauty queens take a stand against stoning.
September 17, 2002 6:04 AM   Subscribe

Beauty queens take a stand against stoning. I guess it's bad luck for Miss World that their contest this year was scheduled to take place in a country increasingly subject to Sharia law. Meanwhile Nigerian Muslim activists decry neckless nudity.
posted by alms (6 comments total)

Ahh Islam, the religion of peace.
posted by hama7 at 6:23 AM on September 17, 2002

"stoning, would like, so  ruin my makeup! tee hee!"
posted by quonsar at 6:29 AM on September 17, 2002

Honestly, I have more respect for beauty pageant types after reading that story. They're giving up a chance to win the title they've been working towards for ages because of human rights. If they were even half as ditzy as the stereotypes suggest I don't think we would see so many pulling themselves out of the contest.
posted by Kellydamnit at 6:58 AM on September 17, 2002

Perhaps they're worried about getting killed themselves?
posted by at 7:03 AM on September 17, 2002

maybe nigerian filmmakers could make a movie about it!

"This is one of the most controversial movies ever made," he said, producing a copy of "I Hate My Village." :)
posted by kliuless at 7:08 AM on September 17, 2002

Neckless nudity?

"My, what a sexy wattle you have. It arouses primal behavior in me to the state of turgidity!"
posted by nofundy at 10:58 AM on September 17, 2002

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