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Bridging Cultures: The Veil as an Accentuation of Beauty
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 31, 2012

Posted on 09/02/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Sebastian Farmborough, who captured this striking photograph, recalls arriving in the Gulf from the beaches of Barcelona.

While in Saudi Arabia, he became mystified by something black and obscure out at sea. "It looked like a huge jellyfish. Then, as it approached, I realised that it was in fact a woman. It was such an intense experience that I just had to capture it for myself," says Farmborough.

"However, it was not until a few years later in Dubai, when I had acquired the equipment and expertise necessary, that I was able to execute it. It actually took me a year to find the right lady. Yes, there are lots of women with beautiful eyes in the Emirates.

"The picture itself was taken at dawn on the Burj Al Arab beach. I chose that time, because I wanted extremely soft light to fall on her and the sun to reflect in her eyes. It was winter, so the sea was freezing and we were both deep into it. It was an incredible experience. The model and I had only met a couple of times prior to the shoot so we actually got to know each other as it went on, finishing with a nice hot chocolate on the beach afterwards.

The photo is entitled 'An Emerging Mystery'. "I feel as though it is extremely symbolic of muslim women's increasing prominence in the world, despite a continued mystery. The Saudi veil is so often portrayed negatively in the West that I hope to counteract that somewhat and prevent the Western public from being mislead. Many muslim women actually choose to wear it and I am more than happy to respect that."

The image marks the beginning of a project that I have been wanting to carry out for some time. I have lived Saudi Arabia for 3 years, and I can assure you that the reality is quite different. In fact, there are many things that we Westerners could actually learn from them. I really admired and enjoyed the strength of their friendships, the closeness of their families, their sense of humour and how friendly and generous they are. With this and other images I would like to try and redress the balance a bit and produce a book reflecting the more magical aspects of the kingdom," says Farmborough.


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1 posted on 09/02/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Fail.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: nickcarraway

I like the part where you can rape them and they can’t do anything about it but take it and like it or risk being stoned to death for adultery.
I like rape.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 2:02:42 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: nickcarraway

Complete nonsense.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 2:04:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: nickcarraway

The image marks the beginning of a project that I have been wanting to carry out for some time. I have lived Saudi Arabia for 3 years, and I can assure you that the reality is quite different. In fact, there are many things that we Westerners could actually learn from them. I really admired and enjoyed the strength of their friendships, the closeness of their families, their sense of humour and how friendly and generous they are.


I’ve heard this several times over the years so it’s probably true. But for myself I think of ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ at such words when I read about all of the other abuses that are part and parcel of this “religion”.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 2:04:42 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: nickcarraway

Did he stick around to photograph her being stoned for wearing makeup, non standard eye slits, drinking cocoa with a male westerner without a suitable male relative being present, and for taking part in a one person wet burka contest?


6 posted on 09/02/2012 2:06:40 PM PDT by norton
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To: AppyPappy

>>I like the part where you can rape them and they can’t do anything about it but take it and like it or risk being stoned to death for adultery.

I guess the muzzies agree with the Dems on abortion in the case of rape. But they differ on who gets aborted.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 2:10:38 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
"I feel as though it is extremely symbolic of muslim women's increasing prominence in the world, despite a continued mystery. The Saudi veil is so often portrayed negatively in the West that I hope to counteract that somewhat and prevent the Western public from being mislead. Many muslim women actually choose to wear are brainwashed into wearing it and I am more than happy to respect that be a politically correct shill and apologist for female subjugation by the Muslim cult"

Fixed.

8 posted on 09/02/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Veil Fail


9 posted on 09/02/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: The Working Man
I waiting for the followup article where the Saudi woman don't drive, not because they are forbidden to do so, but because they have trouble seeing through the veils that they really want to wear and don't want to give up.
10 posted on 09/02/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nickcarraway

What really pisses me off is that Iranian women are amongst the most beautiful in the world, it’s a damn shame that beauty has to be covered up.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

There are plenty of Persians in Los Angeles, Seattle ... even in Tulsa! I agree - at their best, they are outstandingly gorgeous.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 2:19:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: CaptainK

Good one! made me laugh.

I wonder what this clown of a writer thinks of the story of a wedding party being killed because there was music and dancing. (Afghanistan)


13 posted on 09/02/2012 2:22:13 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: nickcarraway
Well, now, it depends, doesn't it?  If it's something like these:

then a veil is exotic (by Western standards) and sexy.  This:

is just demeaning.

14 posted on 09/02/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: nickcarraway
It looked like a huge jellyfish

And who among us doesn't want to make love to a jellyfish?

15 posted on 09/02/2012 2:24:40 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

Oy veh, what a lot of hooey in that article.

Muslim women need to be afraid, very afraid of what is coming there way as the jihadis take over the entire ummah.

However, I will say that down around the DC area I have seen some very glamorous looking muslim women, with the full veil, but beautiful, beautiful drapery, super expensive jewelry and lovely eyes. They look wonderful, like something out of “the Arabian nights”.

I don’t know why I don’t see any Muslim Princess types like that up here in Jersey, I really don’t.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 2:27:54 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: nickcarraway
really admired and enjoyed the strength of their friendships, the closeness of their families, their sense of humour and how friendly and generous they are. With this and other images I would like to try and redress the balance a bit and produce a book reflecting the more magical aspects of the kingdom,"

The Soviets had humor, friends, beautiful women, "balance", and lovely countryside, too...BUT....their government SUCKED!

17 posted on 09/02/2012 2:29:48 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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And who among us doesn’t want to make love to a jellyfish?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Do jellyfish have clitorectomies?

Making love to a woman with a clitorectomy might be a lot like having sex with a jellyfish!


18 posted on 09/02/2012 2:32:37 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: nickcarraway

Our culture no longer has anything to offer.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

Indecent’ acts of tourists on beaches and in shopping malls – like wearing short skirts and kissing in public - are not considered criminal offences but as violations of law, according to Brigadier Khalil Al Mansouri, Director-General Department of Criminal Investigation, Dubai Police.

Such cases of misbehaviour should be dealt with in a civilised manner by educating violators about UAE laws and customs. Only if tourists continue to violate the law, will the matter can be reported to police, he said.

“The UAE is a developed country which understands different cultures. People of 203 nationalities live in UAE. Tourists are often unaware of the laws and customs of the country,” he said.

He also said Dubai Police has dealt with a few cases of tourists indulging in acts considered impolite and contrary to public morality.
http://www.emirates247.com/crime/local/indecent-acts-not-a-criminal-offence-2012-05-27-1.460263


20 posted on 09/02/2012 2:34:52 PM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: EBH

Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country?


21 posted on 09/02/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: AppyPappy
you can rape them and they can’t do anything about it

I recently had a conversation with a mom who has 4 military sons who served in Iraq and Afghanistan who told me that it is not uncommon for the muslim men to rape inside their own family: daughters, aunts, a grandmother in bed from a stroke. She said that inbreeding is also a problem. Women have NO rights in the muslim world.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 2:38:39 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: nickcarraway

This baloney reminds me of the CNN special lauding the eonomy of the USSR mere days before it fell. Western worshipers of Communism and Islam have not livid under either.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Damn right it can be sexy.

24 posted on 09/02/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: dfwgator

You got me? I just had to put a dose of reality into this post though. My gosh is the guy really thinking pictures like this one are not going to get a woman killed there?


25 posted on 09/02/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: nickcarraway

I want to see those sexy pictures of the fourteen people beheaded for dancing at a party.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 2:48:00 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: nickcarraway

DOG SHIT! DOG SHIT! AND I SAY, AGAIN, DOG SHIT!


27 posted on 09/02/2012 2:55:13 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: dfwgator

“Why would anyone vacation in a Muslim country?”

Or go there at all, for any reason?

I would never willingly set foot in one, never.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 3:17:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: PGR88
And who among us doesn't want to make love to a jellyfish?

Rule 34.

29 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: nickcarraway

Boy has this dhimmi drank the Kool-Aid! There isn’t ANYTHING useful to learn from these 7th. century savages other than to be ever wary of their motives.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Tax-chick

Be that as it may, check out ‘’Women of the IDF’’.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jocon307

FRiend, they aren’t ‘’muslim women’’ as Islam is not a race. They’re Arabian women.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Well, I suppose they are mostly Arabian women. But we could say “Catholic” women or “Jewish” women.

I don’t know what their actual race or ethnicity it, but I do know their religion.

In any event, they are very romantic looking, although of course I question the whole concept and know that life is not a fairy tale.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 5:59:31 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

A racial group is what one is born into, Caucasian , Negroid or Asian(Hispanics are of the Asian group). A religion is a belief one adopts.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 6:20:54 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I’ve seen some. My daughter wants their guns! (She’s a Gunner’s Mate in the Coast Guard.)


35 posted on 09/02/2012 7:09:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: nickcarraway
Bridging Cultures: The Veil as an Accentuation of Beauty

Yes Hamid.
Here in the US 'accentuation of beauty' is called "a paper bag over her head."

< /straight face >

36 posted on 09/02/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Tax-chick

Oy, convert I want to! “A woman is beautiful when she is loved and only then’’.— Claude Rains, “Mrs. Skeffignton’’. Interesting thought, eh?


37 posted on 09/02/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: nickcarraway

I personally know Saudi women and can attest that they are not happy. They are very nice, but they carry a sadness and what seems to be a sense of fear. They also seem like they are in an emotional prison. I love them and hope that they become delivered from what is harming them. I don’t think that they are aware of how sad they often seem.


38 posted on 09/02/2012 9:58:13 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: nickcarraway

The picture he took, seems to reflect his fantasy of having a love slave. A woman who has no life at all except to live for him, not being shared with any other, not even her appearance. A man’s sick fantasy.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: The Working Man

Friendship, closeness, etc....

Yeah, until they kill you


40 posted on 09/03/2012 1:00:15 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Tax-chick

Looks like Darth Vader about to drown.


41 posted on 09/03/2012 1:36:53 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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