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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:55 PM

Photo of Muslim woman in a niqab holding up bra sparks protest at Canada university.

A Muslim art student in British Columbia, Canada, has come under fire from her peers for displaying a provocative photograph as part of a class assignment, it has been revealed today.

Sooraya Graham, 24, who is enrolled in a fine arts programme at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, took a black and white picture of a friend wearing a niqab and holding up a just-laundered bra.

But despite her attempt to 'humanise' the figure of the modern Muslim woman wearing the customary veiled outfit, a Muslim student offended by the image tore the photo down and hid it in protest.

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... other non-arts Muslim students at the school who also wear the traditional headdress and full-body cloak known as the 'abaya', did not share her open-mindedness.





Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2129351/Photograph-Muslim-woman-traditional-veil-cloak-holding-bra-sparks-protest-Canadian-university-students.html#ixzz1rxKyFYOl

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Reply Photo of Muslim woman in a niqab holding up bra sparks protest at Canada university. (Original post)
snagglepuss Apr 2012 OP
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #1
Vehl Apr 2012 #2
hifiguy Apr 2012 #3
Tipring Apr 2012 #4
ohheckyeah Apr 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #7
ohheckyeah Apr 2012 #8
Quantess Apr 2012 #6
trumad Apr 2012 #9
DutchLiberal Apr 2012 #11
msongs Apr 2012 #10

Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:15 PM

1. Oh FFS!!! As though Muslim women don't wear underwear??!! Or do laundry??!!

Who's the close minded ones here? The artist trying to humanize Muslims or the religious whackjobs who want to censor a photo of a woman holding a bra? (not wearing it mind you, simply holding it!)

from the link:

But other non-arts Muslim students at the school who also wear the traditional headdress and full-body cloak known as the 'abaya', did not share her open-mindedness. And the culprit who removed the art piece said she had been acting on behalf of these people.

Ms Graham enlisted the help of her programme's chairman who went to the as yet unidentified thief and asked for the artwork to be returned.

Though the woman in question attempted to broker a deal whereby the photo would not be allowed back on any school walls, the photograph was retrieved by university administrators without agreeing to any such terms.

Since the protest has gone public, an education centre in the city funded by the Saudi Arabian Embassy has expressed its opposition to the black and white image.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2129351/Photograph-Muslim-woman-traditional-veil-cloak-holding-bra-sparks-protest-Canadian-university-students.html#ixzz1rxPRIwWr

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:19 PM

2. Religious Fundies make me sick

The main problem with religious fanatics/fanatical religious ideas is that they somehow believe that others should abide by their rules.

Your freedom stops where my nose begins!

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. Those assholes should be reminded that they are in

CANADA, which is a SECULAR, PLURALISTIC nation. If you don't like it in Canada, head for one of the Middle East's medieval theocracies and fuck off.

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Response to Tipring (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:10 PM

5. So all the Islamics do is

work at convenience stores? How are they too much trouble? What have you personally had to do to accommodate them?

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

7. He cannot reply to you, thanks to MIRT.

Your response to him was a LOT calmer than mine would have been.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

8. I deleted things a few times before hitting

post. Believe me, I wasn't calm.

I'm glad MIRT stepped in.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. Women hating fundies.

I wish they would fuck off and leave women in peace. Muslims don't get a free pass for their misogyny, in my opinion. I am so fucking sick of these stories.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:48 PM

9. Oh the Horror!

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Response to trumad (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:13 PM

11. I'm offended at the sight of women being forced to wear burquas or niquabs.

 

So let those fundies just go f--- themselves.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:50 PM

10. bullies are in all religions especially islam and christianity nt

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