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Miss England Pageant: Muslim beauty wins title (OF COURSE there are pictures!)
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | Septemb4er 5, 2005 | GUY PATRICK

Posted on 09/05/2005 11:32:44 AM PDT by Stoat

Muslim beauty wins title

 
What a jewel ... the new Miss England, Hammasa Kohistani
 
 

By GUY PATRICK

 STUNNING Hammasa Kohistani hit back at critics after becoming the first Muslim to be crowned Miss England.

The Uzbekistan-born beauty overcame a storm of controversy to win the title.

Islamic leaders argued her participation was “unlawful”.

Some said all four Muslim entrants — including Iraq-born Sarah Mendly, 23, — should withdraw as it was against the teachings of the Koran to show flesh.

Student Hammasa, 18, wore a sarong over her white bikini as she beat 40 other girls on Saturday.

She said: “I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong. I have the utmost respects for the strong beliefs of the religious leaders and they have the right to express opinions. I hope they will respect my decisions too.


 

Beauty ... Sarah Mendly
 

“I always listen to my family. They are great supporters of what I’m doing.

“They are very, very proud and happy with what I have achieved. As long as they’re happy, then my conscience is clear.”

 

 

 

Hammasa of Uxbridge, Middlesex, vowed to win Miss World in December.

She said: “I’ll do my best.”

 



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KEYWORDS: england; greatbritain; hammasakohistani; islam; missengland; muslim; muslims; pageant; uk; unitedkingdom
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,31-2005410057,00.html

 

A modern girl

LOVELY Hammasa Kohistani is a thoroughly modern Muslim.

She defeated forty other girls — including three more Muslims — to become Miss England.

Islamic leaders tried to stop the four girls taking part.

But Hammasa, 18, says: “My conscience is clear. I have done nothing wrong.”

It’s worth noting that clever Hammasa speaks six languages, has been offered a role in a Bollywood movie, is sponsored by an Asian fashion house, and could be the next Miss World.

She is clearly a super advertisement for contemporary Muslim culture.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4212412.stm

First Muslim Miss England crowned

 

Hammasa Kohistani
Miss Kohistani was born in Tashkent after her parents fled Afghanistan
A teenager who was born in Uzbekistan has become the first Muslim beauty contestant to be crowned Miss England.

Hammasa Kohistani, 18, said she was "happy to make history" and was looking forward to representing England in the Miss World championships in China.

She was born in Tashkent, central Uzbekistan, after her parents were forced to flee Afghanistan.

The brunette, who speaks six languages including Russian and Persian, was selected from 40 contestants.

She was crowned on Saturday night following the two-day competition at Liverpool's Olympia Theatre.

I'm making history and I'm very happy
 
Hammasa Kohistani

Dressed in an ivory white chiffon and silk ball gown designed and made by her mother, the teenager spoke of her joy at winning the title.

"When they announced that I had won I thought I had misheard. I hoped they hadn't, but it took a second to sink in."

Asked about her feelings at being the first Muslim Miss England, she said: "I'm making history and I'm very happy. Hopefully I won't be the last."

The student, who was known as Miss Maya after the Asian fashion house which sponsored her, has also been offered a part in a forthcoming Bollywood movie.

Among those Miss Kohistani beat was another Muslim entrant, Sarah Mendly, 23, who was voted Miss Nottingham.

Miss Mendly had been among the favourites but her entry caused controversy when Liverpool's Islamic institute called on her to pull out because contestants are often scantily clad.

The Miss World championships will be held in December.

http://www.missengland.info/

 

Miss England 2005 
Miss Maya - Hammasa Kohistani

 

1 posted on 09/05/2005 11:32:46 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

That don't look like no burka to me...


2 posted on 09/05/2005 11:33:44 AM PDT by FinallyBackInNH
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To: Stoat

When does she get stoned?


3 posted on 09/05/2005 11:35:28 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: Stoat

She sure looks better than two in the background, especially the one on the left. Yipes!


4 posted on 09/05/2005 11:35:42 AM PDT by PjhCPA (Armed with what?.....SPITBALLS!!!)
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To: Stoat

I think Sarah Mendly is prettier.


5 posted on 09/05/2005 11:35:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (How often lofty talk is used to deny others the same rights one claims for oneself. ~ Sowell)
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To: FinallyBackInNH

I related news... the recent winner of the miss england pagent was stoned to death by her brother for discracing the family for showing to much leg!


6 posted on 09/05/2005 11:36:06 AM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: Stoat
I hope these young ladies have good security assigned. The same sorts that set bombs in subways, and fly airplanes into buildings, are not going to be happy about this sort of thing.

Here's hoping the security takes out the threat with extreme prejudice.

7 posted on 09/05/2005 11:37:12 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: Stoat

Ping me when she's on Page 3. ;)


8 posted on 09/05/2005 11:37:30 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tax-chick

is Sarah Mendly miss fat england?

*snicker*


9 posted on 09/05/2005 11:37:35 AM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: Stoat

Are those crosses on her crown? Uh oh!


10 posted on 09/05/2005 11:38:14 AM PDT by Bubbette
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To: Stoat
Definitely violating sharia, fatwa's to follow.
11 posted on 09/05/2005 11:39:11 AM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: Texas_Conservative2

>:-p


12 posted on 09/05/2005 11:39:14 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: FinallyBackInNH; tomkow6

You're right, it doesn't look like a Burka.

Tomkow, got a burka for the lady? ;)


13 posted on 09/05/2005 11:39:20 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Stoat

Politics and religion aside, she isn't all that beautiful. She wouldn't win in this country.


14 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:03 AM PDT by Batrachian
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To: Stoat

Get her a cheeseburger...


15 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:22 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Tax-chick
"I think Sarah Mendly is prettier."

She looks like a morph of Selma Hayek and Drew Barrymore after downing a huge box of twinkies.


16 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:40 AM PDT by jdm (Tagline on Labor Day holiday.)
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To: Stoat

I think Sarah Mendly is in the wrong competition. Is there a plus size contest she can enter?


17 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:41 AM PDT by kanecorp
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To: Stoat
http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2005410101,00.jpg

Face vaguely resembles Elizabeth Hurley.

18 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:46 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Stoat

I'm not impressed....

I see many more beautiful and shapely ladies walk past my home, in the grocery, at the park, at the beach, Hell......EVERYWHERE I go!

Of course, living in Kalifornicate has a lot to do with that...

Semper Fi


19 posted on 09/05/2005 11:40:47 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Stoat

But, can she sing?


20 posted on 09/05/2005 11:41:13 AM PDT by PokeyJoe (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those that don't.)
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To: jdm

I was going to say...'thick' doesn't do her justice.


21 posted on 09/05/2005 11:42:28 AM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: Batrachian

What's that supposed to mean! She's gorgeous.


22 posted on 09/05/2005 11:44:00 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Stoat
Hard to believe she was born in 1987. I'm 30 and don't look as old as her.


23 posted on 09/05/2005 11:44:35 AM PDT by jdm (Tagline on Labor Day holiday.)
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To: Tax-chick

No she isn't. Judging by some comments in this thread, you can't be pretty if you're more than a size six.


24 posted on 09/05/2005 11:45:20 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Stoat

Gorgeous eyes....


25 posted on 09/05/2005 11:45:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . The wild winds of fortune will carry us onward)
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To: texianyankee
"When does she get stoned?"

I have the rolling papers if she has the weed. That's the only way I would ever have a chance with her :)

Oh, you mean literally getting stoned!

26 posted on 09/05/2005 11:46:32 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: bert

She has eyes?


27 posted on 09/05/2005 11:47:00 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: river rat
There are pretty girls in San Francisco? I know there are in California; just wouldn't have guessed SF.
28 posted on 09/05/2005 11:47:15 AM PDT by jdm (Tagline on Labor Day holiday.)
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To: Stoat

Zaftig is also nice!

29 posted on 09/05/2005 11:47:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Texas_Conservative2

No wonder you got suspended, what a stupid statement. I guess you prefer the HOllywood thin girls. And besides let's see your picture.


30 posted on 09/05/2005 11:48:24 AM PDT by mel
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Hey Slim .... make sure I'm on that ping list too. OK?

Nam Vet

31 posted on 09/05/2005 11:49:11 AM PDT by Nam Vet (There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.)
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To: jdm; river rat; Dashing Dasher
There are pretty girls in San Francisco?

Hell yeah!

Very pretty, very lonely girls.

32 posted on 09/05/2005 11:49:14 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cyborg

"Judging by some comments in this thread, you can't be pretty if you're more than a size six."

Make that a size 4 (kidding).


33 posted on 09/05/2005 11:49:40 AM PDT by jdm (Tagline on Labor Day holiday.)
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To: mel

I think she looks beautiful...and healthy.


34 posted on 09/05/2005 11:49:46 AM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: jdm
Hard to believe she was born in 1987. I'm 30 and don't look as old as her.

We'll be judge of that. Pictures, please.

It's the rules.   :o)

35 posted on 09/05/2005 11:51:18 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: cyborg
No she isn't. Judging by some comments in this thread, you can't be pretty if you're more than a size six.

Oh. So that's the reason that I constantly have so many men stare at me. I'm butt ugly in my size 10 pants.

36 posted on 09/05/2005 11:51:31 AM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: Tax-chick

I think Sarah is proof of the adage "the camera always adds forty pounds." Or something like that.


37 posted on 09/05/2005 11:51:45 AM PDT by Burr5
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To: martin_fierro
Lonely girls?!!! LOL. Because the straight/gay ratio of men in SF makes for plenty of available women?
38 posted on 09/05/2005 11:52:40 AM PDT by jdm (Tagline on Labor Day holiday.)
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To: Stoat
Islamic leaders argued her participation was “unlawful”.

in Pakistan maybe. Not in dear old Blighty. But yes I agree, the girls don't look their best in these stills

39 posted on 09/05/2005 11:53:10 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: cyborg

Both of these women are simply gorgeous. No wonder they hide them under a burka. They want to keep them all to themselves.


40 posted on 09/05/2005 11:53:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: The Phantom FReeper

Yeah hehehe. It's just amazing to me how gay homosexual men can influence the body image of heterosexual women in their own minds and the minds of men.


41 posted on 09/05/2005 11:54:03 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Tax-chick
I think Sarah Mendly is prettier.

I concur. And I think she's built much better.

42 posted on 09/05/2005 11:54:08 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh yes.


43 posted on 09/05/2005 11:54:46 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: The Phantom FReeper

Nope, it's your modesty...


44 posted on 09/05/2005 11:55:19 AM PDT by dakine
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To: afraidfortherepublic
No wonder they hide them under a burka. They want to keep them all to themselves.

Here's a few hotties for ya...


45 posted on 09/05/2005 11:55:33 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: jdm

Damn, that was bad. Very funny. But baaaadd.


46 posted on 09/05/2005 11:57:23 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Visualize he fully dressed with a veil....


47 posted on 09/05/2005 11:57:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . The wild winds of fortune will carry us onward)
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To: Prime Choice

Durka, durka. Jihad, jihad, Mohammed Ali.


48 posted on 09/05/2005 11:57:59 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: fso301

And her mother is quite a seamstress too! Very talented family. 6 languages. I wish her the best of luck.

I think her smile looks a little like Jane Seymour.


49 posted on 09/05/2005 11:58:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mel
Here's the photo you were looking for. :-)


50 posted on 09/05/2005 11:58:59 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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