I am a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew and a Buddhist too. If you don't like it, then this place is not for you, but as long as you don't force your beliefs on anyone, you're welcome to join in, it doesn't matter if you're a liberal, a republican or just simply you.
We rarely get to see anything from Afghanistan other than bloody warfare, horrific female abuse and those gawd-awful burqas, so who would think they even have a thriving movie industry, let alone a female movie star?
Teenage actress Pari Ghulami has been acting for the last 10 years and has been featured in more than 30 movies and music videos in Afghanistan's male dominated show-bizz. Some say she won't last much longer, since she has now reached the marrying age, but she won't hear it. She says she will continue acting till her last breath, despite the many threats she has received.
FIFA officials discovered them in the Soccer City stadium and reported them
to police after the Holland-Denmark duel. The girls wore orange miniskirts,
so-called Dutch Dresses, supplied by Bavaria brewery, a competitor of FIFA's
official sponsor Budweiser. The officials acted against the Bavaria girls on the
basis of the contract with Budweiser, which stipulates that other beer brands
are not allowed to advertise in the World Championship stadiums.
Thirty two beauties, each representing her own country, will compete against each other in the World Cup pageant on Friday.
Not sure what the prize is, but I'll be rooting for Algeria because I think she has the cutest smile. Holland will win the FIFA World Cup championship anyway, so I think Algeria deserves to take at least something home after all that nonsense they've been through with Egypt. ;)
All I can find on this odd pageant is pictures with brief headlines and every time something was posted about it on YouTube, the videos got deleted.
The American Muslim comedian trio going by the stage name "Allah Made Me Funny" is currently giving away free tickets in Holland to everyone named "Henk and Ingrid" who wants to see their show.
So what's the catch?
No catch really, just poking fun at Geert Wilders who recently hit a home run
with one of his typical divisive remarks as an attempt to drive bigotry down the
infield. In his remark, he used the names "Henk & Ingrid" to describe the
average Dutchman/woman and "Fatima & Ali" as the average Muslim immigrant,
basically saying that he wants to see to it that the native Dutch are taken care
of for a change instead of Muslim immigrants all the time.
As outlandish as Mr Wilders often sounds and as much as I'd prefer to dismiss
him as Ahmadinejad and Kaddafi morphed into one and nothing but a clownish hater
that makes me laugh with some of the insane things he says, he really does bring up
sensitive issues at times that do call for further examination and objective
scrutiny. Too bad his populist ideas are mostly ill-intended and always aim to
alienate and marginalize specific segments of the population.
Fazal, a folk-rock
artist from Washington DC, frequently hits the
stage with her "Headscarf and the Angry bitch" show, described as a
tongue-in-cheek exploration of faith, love, sex and what it means to grow up as
a Muslim in America.
her weird facial expressions and hilariously antagonizing acts like
"The only thing I'll do five times a day is
you" and "I lost my virginity during Ramadan", no
wonder critics dubbed her "The Muslim Weird
Surprisingly though, as liberal and thought provoking as she is,
she's been featured on Iranian
TV, but there has been little media coverage on
her show here in the US, despite the fact that it's one of the hottest tickets, selling
out all over town in DC.
An ambiguously shaped stick puppet of Muhammed makes a memorable cameo
appearance, along with a plastic alarm clock shaped like a Mosque that
sporadically and terrifyingly caterwauls throughout the show.
The show’s highlights, however, are its songs. Oh yes, what satire would be
complete without tongue-in-cheek parodies played on an acoustic guitar in a
Flight of the Concords-esque style? Musical highlights from the show include,
but in no way are limited to, “The Only Thing I’d Do Five Times a Day Is You”
and a Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal parody that had half the audience
This one woman show is sharp, entertaining, and polished. Once Fazal’s
clarion voice bursts out from behind her hijab, you cannot take your eyes off
her – she’s charismatic and possesses a spastic, almost frantic energy that is
endearing and painfully hilarious all at the same time. At a time when political
correctness is cropping up in epidemic proportions, Headscarf and the Angry
Bitch is a delightful reminder that sometimes there’s no haraam in
By now we should all be used to being lied to by politicians across the globe and not just Americans, but there is no denying now that the world is two world class superstars richer, providing plenty of material to work with at least for the entertainment industry, hopefully to keep us all from crying our eyes out.
No more lies please!
Let's get down to business.
What the world needs now more than ever is entertainment.....(THAT and service <~~you may interpret that as you want).
That's where the money is at during these troubled times we live in.