8 May 2009
Yes, we've all noticed how Arab men in the West, with their wives in tow, and their rented harems of Western houris, are careful to choose those who show the greatest respect for their parents, and other outward and visible signs of a higher, Muslims-only morality. Just ask those who work at Claridge's, The Park Lane, The Dorchester, The Crillon, The Plaza-Athenee, all about their Arab clientele, and their deep interest in morality.
9 May 2009
I give them credit, this is brilliant. They are attempting to draw a distinction between the empowering-of-women that is Islam, and the objectification-of-women that is kufirdom. Who, other than the most troglodyte of misogynists, could disagree that the morality and philosophy of women is more important than their physical beauty? The Wahhabi Saudis will pick up support from Western feminist liberals and Christian conservatives.
This is the sort of "defining of issues" that has worked so well in our domestic politics, to slice and dice demographics into manageable bite-sized nibbles for easier digestion. I would not be surprised if our good friends and strong allies, the Saudis, are getting assistance from U.S. political operatives in a well-funded public relations campaign.
By the way, how will the contestants arrive at the competition? Will they, each and every one of them, arrive with a related male owner (of course walking behind him, and of course not driving herself)?