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Underwear Model Converts to Islam
AFP ^ | 8/30/2005 | Sian Powell

Posted on 08/30/2005 4:48:03 PM PDT by abu afak

MICHELLE Leslie, the Sydney underwear model facing drugs charges in Bali who made her name wearing next to nothing, has declared herself a Muslim and adopted a burqa-style Islamic outfit covering her body from head to toe.

Wearing black pants, shirt and a Muslim headdress with netting covering her eyes as she was led from her police holding cell to meet with her new legal team yesterday, the 24-year-old Antz Pantz model made it clear her week in the Bali lock-up had inspired a new devotion. "Michelle as a Muslim made the decision to wear the hijab (head-covering) to find solace with God, not for any other purpose," family spokesman Sean Mulcahy said yesterday.

However, her Australian solicitor Ross Hill, who is working with Ms Leslie's team of five Indonesian lawyers, earlier said the veil was intended to shield his client from media attention. "That (the outfit) is just something that we all thought about just to keep her covered, you know, we're just trying to keep things down," he said.

Ms Leslie, who is of Australian and Filipina heritage, regularly models underwear and swimwear, and last year appeared in little more than body paint at a raunchy photo shoot.

Mr Mulcahy would not comment on how long Ms Leslie had been a Muslim or whether her career in modelling conflicted with her beliefs.

Leslie dropped out of Adelaide Catholic private school, Sacred Heart College, at 15 to pursue a full-time modelling career.

Ms Leslie has shrouded her face and upper body with a sarong since her arrest at an open-air party in Bali, when police found two small pink pills thought to be ecstasy in her handbag.

Hasan Ali, the Bali chief of the Indonesian Council of Islamic scholars, said everybody of religion was free to practise it as they saw fit. "But if it's a lie," he added, "it's a sin."

Mr Mulcahy said Ms Leslie's parents had been advised not to come to Bali, and the model's friend, Norah Cullen, was comforting her.

Ms Leslie faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for possession of a psychotropic drug.

Meanwhile, police said random urine tests on nightclubbers and party-goers in Bali had yet to net any foreigners.

National police drug directorate deputy director Indradi Tanos said it was possible that foreigners could be arrested and prosecuted as the sweep broadened.

"It has happened to Indonesian citizens. It has proceeded to the court," he said. "They (foreigners) could be deported, but the procedure is still being decided," he said.

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer warned that Australians who tested positive in Indonesia would be arrested and "almost certainly" face a jail term.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; bali; convert; drugs; ecstasy; fruitofkaboom; indonesia; islam; model; muslimwomen
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1 posted on 08/30/2005 4:48:04 PM PDT by abu afak
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To: abu afak

If you post on a model you should have pics. FR rules.


2 posted on 08/30/2005 4:51:14 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: abu afak

"...underwear model facing drugs charges in Bali..."

I bet I know why she is suddenly a convert to TROP! TROP or DIE! was her choice.


3 posted on 08/30/2005 4:52:04 PM PDT by hombre_sincero (www.sigmaitsys.com)
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To: satchmodog9
As requested...

Yup, she's a hottie.

What, you wanted BEFORE pixs?

4 posted on 08/30/2005 4:54:47 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: satchmodog9

5 posted on 08/30/2005 4:54:50 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: abu afak
Aussie model could face jail

Model Michelle Leslie and a tearout from The Sydney Morning Herald of June 25, showing a story featuring the model on the front page. Photo: Dallas Kilponen


6 posted on 08/30/2005 4:55:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: satchmodog9
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7 posted on 08/30/2005 4:55:34 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: abu afak

This is really too bad, Bali has some of the best psycotropic mushrooms in the world.


8 posted on 08/30/2005 4:56:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: abu afak
Ms Leslie has shrouded her face and upper body with a sarong since her arrest at an open-air party in Bali, when police found two small pink pills thought to be ecstasy in her handbag.

Baretta says "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"

9 posted on 08/30/2005 4:57:19 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (If you agree with Marx, the AFL-CIO and E.P.I. please stop calling yourself a conservative!!)
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To: satchmodog9

What a crock... This broad's gonna lose the garb as soon as she's released.


10 posted on 08/30/2005 4:57:37 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: tet68

lol...


11 posted on 08/30/2005 4:58:19 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: hombre_sincero
"I bet I know why she is suddenly a convert to TROP! TROP or DIE! was her choice."

Michelle Leslie Could Face 15 Years Imprisonment Aug 23, 2005 Australian model Michelle Leslie can face upto 15 years of imprisonment if found guilty of possessing two ecstasy tablets. Her hopes of an early release from a Bali jail evaporated today when Indonesian police formally declared her a suspect for ecstasy possession. Laboratory tests confirmed that two tablets allegedly found in 24-year-old Leslie’s handbag at a dance party near Kuta on Saturday were ecstasy. She may now be held initially for up to 90 days for questioning behind bars at Bali’s police headquarters - the same nightmarish cells that held Schapelle Corby and the Bali nine for months after their arrests. In Adelaide, Leslie’s parents, Albert and Violet Leslie, said their daughter did not use drugs. They are believed to be preparing to fly to Bali to see their daughter. For a model, Leslie was uncharacteristically camera-shy as the media descended on the Polda police headquarters in Denpasar. ..." http://www.24x7updates.com/FullStory-News-Michelle_Leslie_Could_Face_15_Years_Imprisonment-ID-200367.html

12 posted on 08/30/2005 4:58:21 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

What's she wearing under the burka?


13 posted on 08/30/2005 4:58:38 PM PDT by My2Cents ("It takes a nation of candyasses to hold this military back.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Maybe she should put the bag on the chick in front of her.


14 posted on 08/30/2005 4:58:45 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: abu afak

I'd be tempted to dress up like a freak too ...

Australian model Michelle Leslie can face upto 15 years of imprisonment if found guilty of possessing two ecstasy tablets.

Who'd want to spend 15 years in their prison?


15 posted on 08/30/2005 4:59:22 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: My2Cents

The old Brooke Shields line revised... NOTHING comes between me and my burqas...


16 posted on 08/30/2005 5:00:15 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: satchmodog9
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17 posted on 08/30/2005 5:01:42 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: abu afak
This must be doing wonders for their tourist business.
18 posted on 08/30/2005 5:01:52 PM PDT by Shawndell Green (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: abu afak
What a cruel world we live in: beautiful models decide to cover their faces & bodies while we can't hide from non-stop images of Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell and Helen Thomas.

Beam me up, Scotty, PLEASE!

19 posted on 08/30/2005 5:02:31 PM PDT by kromike
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To: abu afak
Meanwhile, police said random urine tests on nightclubbers and party-goers in Bali had yet to net any foreigners.

They give urine tests to partygoers?

Why would anyone go there to get treated like that?
20 posted on 08/30/2005 5:05:10 PM PDT by microgood
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To: hombre_sincero
I bet I know why she is suddenly a convert to TROP! TROP or DIE! was her choice.

Model meets new lawyer, awaits charges An Australian model allegedly found in possession of drugs in Bali will find out this week whether Indonesian police will charge her.

The model, Michelle Leslie, has hired a New Indonesian legal team to handle her case...."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1447640.htm

21 posted on 08/30/2005 5:06:30 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: Shawndell Green
This must be doing wonders for their tourist business.

Cause they're tough on drug smugglers?

If you want to smuggle drugs, stay out of Asia.

22 posted on 08/30/2005 5:08:38 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: hombre_sincero

If I were an underwear model facing drugs charges in Bali I would convert to Islam faster than a midnight runner.


23 posted on 08/30/2005 5:11:53 PM PDT by TSchmereL (words)
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To: kromike
What a cruel world we live in: beautiful models decide to cover their faces & bodies while we can't hide from non-stop images of Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell and Helen Thomas.

You mean like this?


24 posted on 08/30/2005 5:14:41 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Ohio State (-15) vs. Miami of Ohio, September 3rd)
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To: MikeinIraq

good LOrd..it's Yassir Arafat with long hair! And I thought that he had died...


25 posted on 08/30/2005 5:18:22 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: sofaman

LOL!!!!!!!!

Yassir Arafat with Long Hair?

LOL!!!!!!


26 posted on 08/30/2005 5:19:26 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Ohio State (-15) vs. Miami of Ohio, September 3rd)
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To: abu afak


Luke, join the darkside.
27 posted on 08/30/2005 5:19:50 PM PDT by jimboster (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me)
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To: abu afak

I guess we'll see how she likes it when her first muslim suitor beats her to within an inch of her life for inadvertantly making eye contact with another man.


29 posted on 08/30/2005 5:20:57 PM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: abu afak
Leslie dropped out of Adelaide Catholic private school, Sacred Heart College, at 15 to pursue a full-time modelling career.

A high school drop out converts to Islam. How is this news?

30 posted on 08/30/2005 5:22:45 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Doe Eyes

"Cause they're tough on drug smugglers?"

and easy on terrorists.

the bali bombers are out of jail already.

how about a little perspective?


31 posted on 08/30/2005 5:23:43 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: abu afak

I wonder if she knows the penalty for leaving the ROP?


32 posted on 08/30/2005 5:23:58 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: sheik yerbouty

al-ping


33 posted on 08/30/2005 5:24:35 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: johniegrad
A high school drop out converts to Islam. How is this news?

It's only news because this is a Pre-conviction conversion ;^) (Tho obviously a strategic one)

34 posted on 08/30/2005 5:24:42 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: abu afak
Hot tip for Aussies:

Stop partying in the Islamic third world.

35 posted on 08/30/2005 5:25:28 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: abu afak
wear the hijab (head-covering) to find solace with God, not for any other purpose.

I dont know how could anyone find solace with God this way.,

Her conversion to Islam is such an ignorant and mindless decision... good job for Islam's brainwashing committee..

36 posted on 08/30/2005 5:25:33 PM PDT by ChristianDefender (If you can't fight with M16/M4.. then use prayer, if not just choose whose side are You!)
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To: ChristianDefender
Her conversion to Islam is such an ignorant and mindless decision... good job for Islam's brainwashing committee..

Canon fodder. She hasn't even completed high school, for Allah's sake.

37 posted on 08/30/2005 5:27:29 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: ChristianDefender

Previously posted.. this as ...obviously a Strategic conversion:::::::::

"""...Model meets new lawyer, awaits charges An Australian model allegedly found in possession of drugs in Bali will find out this week whether Indonesian police will charge her.

The model, Michelle Leslie, has hired a New Indonesian legal team to handle her case...."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1447640.htm

That's why


38 posted on 08/30/2005 5:28:32 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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39 posted on 08/30/2005 5:28:51 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: sit-rep

Don't think that would be a good idea...you know how the Religion of Peace deals with apostates.......


40 posted on 08/30/2005 5:29:33 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

First bikini pic!!


41 posted on 08/30/2005 5:30:19 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: The KG9 Kid
Hot tip for Aussies: Stop partying in the Islamic third world.

Most of the world, including the United States, have equally ridiculous drug laws.

42 posted on 08/30/2005 5:32:34 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: hombre_sincero
Yes, that's what I was thinking. It's quite suspicious. And it makes me think, more than ever, that the charges were bogus.

Gee, visit Bali, be accused (falsely?) of drug charges, convert to TROP - or die. Oh, yeah, I'm going to make my vacation plans now. /sarcasm

43 posted on 08/30/2005 5:39:05 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: abu afak

Expect to meet Mohammed in Hell, sweety.


44 posted on 08/30/2005 5:39:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
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45 posted on 08/30/2005 5:45:06 PM PDT by abu afak (abuafak@yahoo.ie)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

ouchiemama


46 posted on 08/30/2005 5:45:22 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: jimboster
Luke, join the darkside.

LOL!

47 posted on 08/30/2005 5:49:58 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (protons have mass? I didn't even know they were catholic!)
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To: CzarNicky
Ms Leslie faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for possession of a psychotropic drug.

TROP handlers had more money and persuasive ways to convince her to do the burka ... See the TROP way by clicking here
48 posted on 08/30/2005 5:50:34 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: Mears

bfl


49 posted on 08/30/2005 5:55:24 PM PDT by Mears (Mrs Massachusetts)
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To: abu afak

Maybe Cindy Sheehan should do this for the publicity.

She already has the Isreal hating and terrorist support parts in her repertoire. The burqa would just be icing on the cake (and a blessing for the rest of us!)


50 posted on 08/30/2005 5:55:38 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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