Indonesian Muslim hardliners protest against Miss World

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Muslim men display a banner during a protest calling for the cancellation of Miss World pageant in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Hardliners in the world’s most populous Muslim country staged the protest Tuesday, demanding the government to ban the pageant that is scheduled to be held later this month saying that it goes against moral values. Writings on the banner read: “Refuse Miss World!!!”. AP

JAKARTA — About 150 Islamic hardliners protested in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Tuesday against the Miss World beauty pageant, the latest outburst of anger about the contest in the Muslim-majority nation.

Just days before the pageant is due to start on the resort island of Bali, the demonstrators called on authorities to cancel it and brandished banners reading “Miss World Go to Hell.”

They also waved banners reading “Boycott Miss World sponsors” as they marched in central Jakarta to the offices of media group MNC, which will broadcast the show.

“The contest will invite danger and vice. Muslims must never let this happen,” one protester shouted to the crowd, who responded with chants of “God is great.”

“We call for war against Miss World. We urge the Indonesian government to call off the Miss World event,” added Irfan Awwas, chairman of radical group the Indonesian Council of Mujahideen.

Anger has been growing at the decision to stage the Miss World beauty pageant in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

A decision by organizers to drop the famed bikini round this year has failed to appease hardliners, who have pledged to stage huge demonstrations when the final takes place outside Jakarta on September 28.

The country’s top Muslim clerical body and even the religious affairs minister have expressed anger at the pageant, which opens Sunday in Bali.

While most Indonesians in the nation of 240 million people practice a moderate form of Islam, a vocal hardline fringe has succeeded in getting events cancelled in the past.

Last year, pop sensation Lady Gaga axed a concert after hardliners threatened to burn down the venue and criticized her for wearing only “a bra and panties.”


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  • Chrisnadal19

    hahaha… just like our CBCP here.. but we are still fortunate. this is just too absurd.

  • Guest

    in a sense they’re right.
    only perverts and gays love beauty pageants.

  • Manong_Kwarog

    This might be a dangerous place to hold a beauty contest!!!

  • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

    F U C K ISLAM

    RELIGION OF PEACE DAW… G A G O!!!

    F U C K ALLAH!

    • flip1sba

      Their God is also our (Christian) God! And the fact you just said the f-word towards Him, you just committed both blasphemy and a mortal sin and I hope you have your confession soon!

      Honestly your comment is totally ignorant as these people do not really represent the true meaning of Islam.

      Note that they are EXTREMISTS! It is EXTREMISM that gives and religion or faith a bad rep whether it’s Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        F U C K YOUR GOD

      • flip1sba

        The majority of Filipinos are Christian and I’m sure many of those who participate here are of the same faith.

        If the fact you show no respect to one’s faith, you don’t deserve mine!

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        I NEVER ASKED FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. DUMBASS. KEEP YOUR RELIGION TO YOURSELF. DON’T SHOVE IT DOWN OTHER PEOPLE’S THROATS.

      • flip1sba

        F U C K you then F U C K I N G F A G G O T, Q U E E R!

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        AHAHAHAHAHA

        SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE CHRISTIAN! WHAT WOULD YOUR GOD SAY, ASSMUNCH?

        F U C K YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        STUPID CHRISTIAN. YOU CAN’T EVEN GET YOUR COMMENTS APPROVED.

        I’LL BET YOU LEARNED HOW TO BE AN A S S H O L E BlTCH BY GOING TO CHURCH.

        AHAHAHAHAHA

        BlTCH BlTCH BlTCH

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        UNLIKE YOU, I DON’T ASSUME THAT EVERYONE’S A CHRISTIAN.

        BUT, LIKE ALL CHRISTIANS, YOUR HIGHER AND MIGHTIER

        ATTITUDE JUST BARELY HIDES YOUR IGNORANCE OF THE FACT

        THAT NOT EVERYONE YOU TALK TO IS A CHRISTIAN.

        SO I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO CONFESSION AND I CERTAINLY DON’T

        HAVE TO GO TO HELL.

      • stjohnofthevatican

        txtman just happens to be not a happy person. He has huge problems in life. So dont pay much attention to him. Let us just sympathize. He appears to be so angry. Maybe abused by his father or mother.. sexually. Poor.. poor txtman. But he writes like he has some good education.

  • damatannapo

    “Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. Google found that of the top 10 countries – searching for sex-related sites – six were Muslim, with Pakistan on the top. The other Muslim countries are Egypt at number 2, Iran at 4, Morocco at 5, Saudi Arabia at 7 and Turkey at 8. Non-Muslim states are Vietnam at 3, India at 6, Philippines at 9 and Poland at 10.” [quote]

    ***Source: wikiislam(dot) net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_-_Pornography

  • wanluna

    hopefully the intolerant religion of “peace” will not resort to violence again

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