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Friday, 1 September 2006
Pageants and politics
Says Hammasa Kohistani, England's entry in the Miss World pageant:

"The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse.

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway.

[At the same time, she said,] "there is this hostility" which comes "mainly from the Government. Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community. Even the more moderate Muslims have been stereotyped negatively and feel they have to take actions to prove themselves.

"For a Muslim to represent England is asking for controversy at the moment. I feel after everything that's happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively. The whole community has been labelled and, whether they are guilty of crime or not, they are getting penalised for it."

But hold your fire: there's more here at Power Line.
Posted on 09/01/2006 5:56 AM by Robert Bove
1 Sep 2006
So, when she and her family fled from Islamist fascists in Afghanistan, Britain took her in, protected her and her family, gave them peace and security, friendship, education, allowed them to live with dignity, gave them all opportunities they wanted to advance themselves, gain employment. England even made her their national symbol in a beauty contest, gave her glamour and fame, and now she says that it is England that is making the fascists who want to slaughter en masse? Doesnt she need to look back behind her and see that those terrorists who hounded her out of her homeland in the first place were not exactly doing it because of 'western stereotypes'? And even if there is stereotyping going on, which is sad and should be opposed, how on Earth is that equivalent to fascism inside the Muslim community that wants to blow people to shreds? I know she's just a 19 year old 'beauty queen', but these arguments have currency across society, within Muslims and amongst non Muslims too.