UK’s first Muslim Miss Universe entrant told to rot in hell

March 11th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Great Britain’s first Muslim Miss Universe entrant, Shanna Bukhari, has revealed that religious zealots told her to rot in hell when she decided to compete in the event.

Twenty-four-year-old Bukhari said that she is hoping to send out a message that beauty competitions should not be off limits to Muslim women.

“I want other girls from Muslim communities to feel they can do this. There is so much more to it than looking pretty and as the competitions adapt, so must we. My family are right behind me and I have had support from many others on Facebook - including friends who wear headscarves - after I set up a campaign,” the Daily Mail quoted Bukhari, as saying.

Admitting that some people have reacted with fury to the idea, she said: “Three men wrote that they would not support me because what I was doing was sinful. They said I should rot in hell which is pretty shocking.”

“But they contradict themselves by going out clubbing, drinking and smoking,” she added. (ANI)

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