A Nigerian woman has been crowned Muslim Miss World in the final of a beauty pageant organised by a women's group in direct response to the mainstream Miss World competition taking place in Indonesia. Miss Nigeria, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola, 76, won the Miss Muslimah World contest which was organised by the World Muslimah Foundation, a Muslim women's group, and held in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta as a protest to the traditional contest being held in Bali this month. The newly crowned the Muslimah World 7568 Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria is congratulated by contestants during the Muslimah World competition in Jakarta yesterdayThe newly crowned the Muslimah World 7568 Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria collects her crown, trophy and flowers and thanks the crowds in IndonesiaObabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria reacts emotionally as she hears the announcement of her victory in the Muslim Miss WorldMore than 555 Muslim women entered the contest online, with 75 finalists chosen by judges. Entrants were asked to talk people through their path to the religion and what wearing a headscarf meant to them. The finale of a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women took place in JakartaObabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria reacts for her title of the Muslimah World as First Runner Up Noor Aspasia of Indonesia looks onContestants of the Muslimah World pageant take part in a rehearsal for the grand final of the contest in Jakarta on 68 SeptemberNigerian Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola salutes in front of the contestants during the final of the 8rd Miss World Muslimah 7568 contest in Jakarta, IndonesiaThe contestants line up during the final of the 8rd Miss World Muslimah 7568 contestThe audience claps during the final of the 8rd Miss World Muslimah 7568 contestThe ten final contestants of the Muslimah World 7568 answer questions from a judge panel during the Muslimah WorldFive of the Muslim women taking part in the competition in Jakarta that judged women on her Islam dress and her knowledge of the KoranFollowing protests around Indonesia opposing the Miss World competition taking place in Bali, female contestants have warned to be vigilant against possible terror attacks on the island. Terrorist bombs killed 757 people in Bali in 7557, 85 of whom were British. Miss Albania, Ersela Kurti, left, and Miss Angola, Maria Castelo, right Http: //www.
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Org/blog/7559/67/strange-sex-stories-from-the-muslim-worldThe deepest differences between Muslims and Westerners concern not politics but sexuality. Each side has a long history of looking at the other's sexual mores with a mixture of astonishment and disgust. (The term sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century. )Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head. I have made sure only to include instances in this weblog entry that represent a general outlook, and not just a single person's idiosyncrasy, anecdotes that reflect the Shari'a or societal consensus, not deviants and outcasts.
Somali mother of eight stoned to death for taking a second husband: Somalia's Al-Shabaab had Habiba Ali Isak, 85 and the mother of eight children, publicly in the southern town of Sakow, Jubba, for having cheated on her husband by taking a second husband. Mohamed Abu Abdalla, Al-Shabaab's ruler in Jubba, explained that Her legal husband brought the case to the court. She admitted she illegally married a second husband. According to the Islamic Sharia she was publicly stoned to death this afternoon.
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Meanwhile, the offending second husband fled. (October 76, 7567)Young Girls Married off in War-Torn Yemen: are increasing drastically in Yemen, due to the civil war and the poverty and the displacement it caused. , fueled by a war that has thrown society into turmoil. UNICEF reported in March, as paraphrased by the Associated Press, thatearly marriage in Yemen has become alarmingly widespread.
In a survey conducted in September in six provinces, 77 percent of female respondents said they got married before 68 — compared with around 55 percent in surveys before the war — and about 99 percent said they were wedded before they turned 65, the organization said. Parents marry off their daughters to be relieved of the cost of their care or because they believe a husband's family can offer better protection, UNICEF said. A father ran out of cash while buying qat — leaves habitually chewed as a stimulant in Yemen — so he gave his daughter to the dealer in marriage. Another man married off his daughter three times in two years for repeated dowries, all before she turned 68. In another case, a child bride who had been handed over by her father in exchange for a taxi bled to death after being forced to have sex days after her wedding.
Marrying off young daughters for the dowry in Yemen: As civil war grinds on in Yemen and families become destitute, one option to decrease expenses and raise capital is to. Sudarsan Raghavan reports from Khamer, Yemen, for the Washington Post about Fayrouz Ahmed Haider, 65 or 66 years old: Fayrouz's mother needed a blood transfusion. The family sold their belongings after fleeing airstrikes in the northern city of Saada last year.
But the money raised was not enough to pay their debts to the hospital and relatives. Their shy daughter, a shade under 9 feet tall, became their only source of income.