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Affirmative Action in Beauty Contests?

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Submitted by Dr. Carmen Waggoner (United States), May 17, 2010 at 11:24

The courage of the contestants, who did not wear the jihab, is remarkable. They are beautiful women taking a stand regarding their participation according to the rules of beauty contests, which do not include jehabs as part of all American beauty contests. It is obvious that many young women attending American universities chose to live their lives as they please. The Q'ran does not recognize beauty contests or any other display of female beauty; this is why the jihab is mandatory for practicing Muslim women. The last contestant, wearing the jihab, was obviously torn between the fishtail gown she wore at coronation and the jihab she chose for another occasion: she did not look as a winner with the jihab, which reminds me that one "cannot have her cake and it eat it too..." She was a pathetic reminder of the mistreatment of women in Muslim society. President Bush's wife deserves praise for the work she continues to do to free Muslim women from the cruelty they endure from any male in the society they live in in the name of Allah.....

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