Let me lay it out, there is but one proper response to threats from Radical Muslims. that response is not, “oh, we are sorry we offended your 7th Century minds” Nor is it “OK we will cut out bikinis from the Miss World contest”.
Contestants at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers confirmed Wednesday.
The 137 women taking part in the September contest will swap bikinis for more conservative attire, such as traditional sarongs, for the beach fashion section.
The contest is being held on the resort island of Bali, where foreign tourists flock in their millions and the beaches are packed with women sunbathing in skimpy swimwear.
Of course, the idiots running the show were only to happy to prostate themselves
But Miss World Organisation chairwoman Julia Morley insisted that none of the pageant’s contestants would wear a bikini.
“I don’t want to upset or get anyone in a situation where we are being disrespectful,” she told AFP from London.
“We treasure respect for all the countries that take part in the pageant,” she said, adding the final outfits had not yet been finalised.
Organisers are treading carefully after a number of music acts to recently visit Indonesia provoked controversy due to performers’ outfits.
This act of useless appeasement worked about as well as a screen door in a submarine
Islamic hard-liners vowed Thursday to stop the “immoral” Miss World beauty pageant taking place in Indonesia even after organizers agreed this year’s contestants would not wear bikinis.
The Hizb ut-Tahrir group slammed the show as like “selling women’s bodies” and threatened to hold demonstrations against it, while a group in the province where the final is due to take place also voiced strong opposition.
More than 130 women will compete in the September event, with some rounds on the resort island of Bali and the final in Bogor outside Jakarta. Bogor is in West Java province, parts of which are considered a stronghold for radicals.
Organizers confirmed on Wednesday the contestants would not wear bikinis during the beach fashion section, to be held in Bali, and would instead wear more conservative attire such as traditional sarongs.
However, the concession was not enough for hardline groups in Indonesia, where some 90 percent of the 240 million population are Muslims.
“Supporting this event is the same as supporting the selling of women’s bodies,” said Ismail Yusanto, spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia, who also warned the group may organize protests.
“Women are lowering themselves by allowing themselves to be turned into objects, to be stared at and have their bodies measured.”
Hardline group the Islam Reformist Movement (Garis), which is affiliated with prominent radicals the Islamic Defenders Front, also said the bikini ban was not enough.
“They will still wear outfits that will encourage sex and immoral acts,” said Chep Hernawan, the head of Garis which has its base in West Java province.
What a shocker! Caving into these miscreants does not work. In other words, the proper response is NEVER EVER apologies, or appeasement. The proper response is this.
And, if bikinis offend radical Muslims, then, by all means, allow me to further offend