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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish TV station said Tuesday it has chosen an Iraqi-born woman as winner of the Miss Headscarf 2008 competition, as the Nordic country debates Islamic traditions in the aftermath of a deadly attack on its embassy.

Judges picked 18-year-old Huda Falah from photographs of 46 contestants in an Internet-based pageant organized by public broadcaster DR1's teenage show. Falah was chosen because the light blue Islamic headscarf was "a fantastic and shocking color," said Uffe Buchhardt, one of the judges.

The contest highlights a continuing debate over Islamic traditions in Denmark, which drew world attention in 2006 when Danish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad triggered violent protests in Muslim countries.

A June 2 bombing, claimed by Al Qaeda, outside the Danish Embassy in Pakistan killed six people. An Al Qaeda commander said it was carried out to fulfill the promise of Usama bin Laden to avenge the Feb. 13 reprinting in Danish papers of a cartoon depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Organizers of the monthlong TV competition said they started it as "an alternative way of encouraging young people to participate in the debate, by addressing them on their terms," DR1 said, adding it was a fashion — not a beauty — contest. /**/

First prize in the contest included an iPod, a headscarf designed by a Danish fashion boutique and a one-year subscription to the English-language Muslim Girl Magazine.

Falah, who is studying to become a social worker, moved to Denmark with her family in 1997. She started wearing a headscarf at age 9.

She said by participating in the contest she hoped to help remove barriers between young Muslims and Danes "who don't talk easily because of the image (of Muslims) created by the media."

The contest has sparked little debate in Denmark where the government has said it will introduce laws to bar judges in court from wearing religious attire or insignia, including Islamic head scarves, crucifixes, Jewish skull caps and turbans.

But the Islamic Faith Community, a small Copenhagen-based Muslim organization, had advised young women not to participate in the contest.

"The whole point of the headscarf is that it's a symbol of chastity," the group's spokeswoman, Bettina Meisner, told The Associated Press. "We don't wish young women to expose themselves as objects."

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Though I am afraid this will turn into another thread about hijab, I think anything that opens the door to dialogue about the images of Muslims is a postive thing.


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LOL i'm wearing one very similar to that but in brown right now! Mine is cotton though. I love that style for work since I have no desire to be messing with pins when I'm trying to post on vj work.

I'd like to see pics of the competition! :thumbs:


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LOL i'm wearing one very similar to that but in brown right now! Mine is cotton though. I love that style for work since I have no desire to be messing with pins when I'm trying to post on vj work.

I'd like to see pics of the competition! :thumbs:

Here are the contestants:

http://community.dr.dk/default.ns?lngItemID=1400


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I don't know how to copy the picture but there's a few in here that aren't even hijab! Is that really the name of the contest?

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I don't know how to copy the picture but there's a few in here that aren't even hijab! Is that really the name of the contest?

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It was apparently a "Headscarf" competition, not a "Hijab" contest -- open to all -- although many of the contestants are wearing hijab.


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Thanks for the link to the scarf-testants MK!

My fav is this one: modern, great color combination, easy to wear for the active lifestyle, goes from casual to evening easily

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Least fav (to be kind) is : print looks old fashinoned, but I think its a kuffiyeh (if it is a keffiyeh, then it is even worse than I thought- that look should come off much better than this attempt) and tied to look like a helmet. And what was she thinking with that half nod, half stare look?

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Thanks for the link to the scarf-testants MK!

My fav is this one: modern, great color combination, easy to wear for the active lifestyle, goes from casual to evening easily

SaraH.jpg

Least fav (to be kind) is : print looks old fashinoned, but I think its a kuffiyeh (if it is a keffiyeh, then it is even worse than I thought- that look should come off much better than this attempt) and tied to look like a helmet. And what was she thinking with that half nod, half stare look?

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I like the first one, too ! There are quite a few that look really nice.

But that second one (yeah I think it's supposed to be a keffiyeh) -- well I couldn't help but laugh -- that's absurd-looking !


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See..a keffiyah is so classic, so traditional that it is timeless. It can also be modern, political or just fashion. This girl just made it frumpy.


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I've seen it worn like that before... but tied behind the head. it's like a precursor to pulling it over the face. Being that I don't see her hanging around in a dust storm at the moment, i don't see WHY anyone would ever do that and just leave it like that. it looks silly. Worse, though, is that helmet and the come hither look.

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I've seen it worn like that before... but tied behind the head. it's like a precursor to pulling it over the face. Being that I don't see her hanging around in a dust storm at the moment, i don't see WHY anyone would ever do that and just leave it like that. it looks silly. Worse, though, is that helmet and the come hither look.

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Hmmm. I see a remarkable likeness.

:rofl: I knew I had seen that look somewhere before! Thanks Julianna!


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They are all beautiful and modest women! I like quite a few, and yes because its more of a "scarf" than a hijab contest, there are some either not covering their bodies or their hair. My favorite:

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I've seen it worn like that before... but tied behind the head. it's like a precursor to pulling it over the face. Being that I don't see her hanging around in a dust storm at the moment, i don't see WHY anyone would ever do that and just leave it like that. it looks silly. Worse, though, is that helmet and the come hither look.

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Hmmm. I see a remarkable likeness.

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