World Muslim Beauty Contest Ends in Prayer, Tears, But Not Beheading


Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola

That makes it a happy ending since it’s usually all three. But the World Muslimah beauty pageant, despite being meant as an alternative to Miss World, had most of the same ingredients, fake smiles, tacky clothes, dumb contestants and gallons of makeup.

But like most second-rate Muslim imitations of Western things, it compensated by being twice as vocal about Islam.

Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria waves in tears after being named World Muslimah 2013.

She tearfully prayed and recited Koranic verses as she won a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger.

The 20 finalists, who were all required to wear head scarves, put on a glittering show for the final of Muslimah World, strolling up and down a catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses and stilettos.

But the contestants from six countries were covered from head to foot. They were judged on how well they recited Koranic verses and their views on Islam in the modern world.

See Muslims don’t have to accept Miss World. They can have Miss World with a Koran, combining modernity, stupidity and Islam.

According to New York Times, after a show in front of an audience of mainly religious scholars and devout Muslims, a panel of judges picked Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola from Nigeria as the winner.

“We’re just trying to show the world that Islam is beautiful,” she said.

I think her Boko Haram pals in Nigeria and their allies in Kenya have that covered.

  • Tim N

    She wasn’t in a burqua? And they didn’t find that offensive and heretical? Yikes! One step on the slippery slope that can only end in bikinis.

  • DVult

    I’m sorry to say but that’s one scary looking winner. In this case at least a full face covering would be an improvement.

  • Raymond_in_DC

    “See Muslims don’t have to accept Miss World. They can have Miss World with a Koran, combining modernity, stupidity and Islam.”

    In similar fashion, leaders of Muslim states have rejected the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, supporting instead the Cairo Declaration of human rights *under Islam*. So yes to freedom of speech, religion, etc. except when those freedoms are in conflict with Islamic values.

  • Biff Henderson

    Skanks, there all skanks. What self-respecting Muslimah would be seen in public without a wali at her side?

  • tanstaafl

    Haram! Haram! You can see their faces!

  • ga dodo

    this is nothing but nonsense