Thursday, August 31, 2006

Why Beauty Queens Should be Seen and not Heard

From the Daily Mail:
Stereotyping is leading to terror, says first Muslim Miss England

Hammasa Kohistani made history last year when she was chosen to represent England in the Miss World pageant.

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more.
I must say, Hammasa, you and I have very different ideas of "moderate" behavior.

Regarding British PM Tony Blair's appeal to Muslims to root out extremists within their community:

But at the same time, she said, "there is this hostility" which comes "mainly from the Government".
Let's see if I take Hammasa's point correctly, asking Muslims to voluntarily turn in murderous terrorists is "hostility"? What is blowing up your fellow citizens considered in Miss England's lexicon? Ah, yes, that would be the "moderates" response to thinking they're being dissed.