My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, February 19, 2010

Why there's no Miss Palestine.....

Gee, can't they blame this on Israel????
The idea to mount the first-ever Palestinian beauty pageant was part political statement, part feminism, and part personal fantasy.

When marketing entrepreneur Salwa Youssef began planning a Miss Palestine contest late last year, she knew she was pushing the boundaries of social convention in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where women often wear head scarves in public in deference to traditional Islam.

Since then, she's been denounced online as unreligious and unpatriotic. Meanwhile, the Palestinian government forced her to postpone the competition from the original date of Dec. 26 with no word yet on when she'll be able to hold the event.

"I need more freedom. To be a woman here, you are under control," says Ms. Youssef, who heads her own advertising firm in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "We cannot talk, we cannot choose, we cannot do anything we like. Maybe I would like to be Miss Palestine.''


Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Muslim women must accept that they are considered cattle, enlightened Western feminists believe Muslim women can be treated like cattle, so they should just accept it if they want to be considered good Muslims. Simply offering up a kid or two for suicide bombing is not enough devotion to the faith, they must completely submit to their men in order to find true happiness, listen to the feminists.

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