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(RNS) "We don't just want to shout 'no' to Miss World,” said the pageant's founder Eka Shanti. “We'd rather show our children they have choices. Do you want to be like the women in Miss World? Or like those in Muslimah World?"


  1. […] A rival to Miss World will crown a pious Muslim womanReligion News Service(RNS) After hardline Islamists voiced opposition to the Miss World contest now being staged in Muslim-majority Indonesia, a rival World Muslimah beauty contest exclusively for Muslim women will announce its winner on Wednesday (Sept. 18) in the capital …Islamic beauty pageant takes on Miss WorldHaaretzIndonesians hold ‘Islam’s answer to Miss World‘Fox NewsMiss World Organizer Lashes Out at IndonesiaVoice of -TheBlaze.comall 43 news articles » […]

  2. […] Indonesia’s constitutional court reviewed and ultimately upheld its blasphemy law last week. The religiously conservative predominantly Muslim country has been in the news lately for local protests around its hosting of the Miss World pageant. A Nigerian woman was crowned Miss World Muslimah on Wednesday in Indonesia at the third annual rival pageant. […]

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