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(The New York Times)   High school girl decides that just because her religion forbids dating, or even dancing with boys, that's no reason she shouldn't be able to buy an expensive prom dress--so she organizes an "all-girl prom"   (nytimes.com) divider line 233
    More: Strange, proms, bake sales, Sunni Islam, rite of passage, headscarfs, Knights of Columbus, dating, Hamtramck  
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2012-05-01 07:20:36 PM  
Ive seen this movie...

/fap
 
2012-05-01 07:21:29 PM  
Hot lesbo action?
 
2012-05-01 08:22:03 PM  
You know, before I looked at the state, I was just going to presume she was an orthodox Jew. Turns out she's an orthodox Muslim. Close enough!
 
2012-05-01 08:54:13 PM  
Was there an all-you-can-eat clam buffet afterwards?
 
2012-05-01 08:54:43 PM  
An all-girl prom?

Go on...
 
2012-05-01 09:10:06 PM  
Hamtramck High School?

I'd be interesting in tracking these hams, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2012-05-01 09:24:48 PM  
Good for them. Taking traditions from their past and combining traditions of the present. It's great to see this sort of blending and making things work for everyone involved.
 
2012-05-01 09:25:42 PM  
"It's 'Oh my god!' " said Simone Alhagri, a Yemeni-American junior who was wearing a tight shirred dress. "This is how you look underneath!"

fap
 
2012-05-01 09:30:12 PM  
That's her in the corner
That's her in the spotlight
Losin' her religion.
 
2012-05-01 09:32:38 PM  
You know, call this a crazy thought, but maybe she should just quit her religion.
 
2012-05-01 09:33:14 PM  
This thread is relevant to my interests.
 
2012-05-01 09:34:04 PM  
Or she could grow up and tell her crazy religion to fark off.
 
2012-05-01 09:34:21 PM  
But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!
 
2012-05-01 09:35:30 PM  
Cyno01: Ive seen this movie...

/fap


Done in one....
 
2012-05-01 09:36:39 PM  
I don't remember much when I was young, but I swear religion must have invented cooties.

"See girls? Yeah, don't touch them ever! ... Well, they... uh, they have cooties!!"
 
2012-05-01 09:37:54 PM  
Like having a no-alcohol pub crawl.
 
2012-05-01 09:38:04 PM  
I thought Allah doesn't want girls to go to school either.
 
2012-05-01 09:38:05 PM  

Rincewind53: You know, before I looked at the state, I was just going to presume she was an orthodox Jew. Turns out she's an orthodox Muslim. Close enough!


Huh. I DNRTFA. I'm from Michigan and I figured she was Dutch Reformed.
 
2012-05-01 09:38:09 PM  

Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!


Besides the double-takes, there were some double-jacks, as the 1,000 guys hiding in the rafters realized what they'd been missing all these years.
 
2012-05-01 09:39:37 PM  
She sounds fat.
 
2012-05-01 09:40:18 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/ hot
 
2012-05-01 09:40:45 PM  

Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!


Hey, now. Stop implying that religion is a repressive relic of the time of when humanity was too primitive and scared to figure the world out on its own terms.

The Constitution respects Freedom of Religious Oppression.
 
2012-05-01 09:42:17 PM  
the whole melting pot thing doesn't work if the chinks never leave chinatown
 
2012-05-01 09:42:56 PM  

gregario: Rincewind53: You know, before I looked at the state, I was just going to presume she was an orthodox Jew. Turns out she's an orthodox Muslim. Close enough!

Huh. I DNRTFA. I'm from Michigan and I figured she was Dutch Reformed.


All I could think about is Pączkis now

/the only thing I miss about Hamtramck
//and hanging out at Motor I guess
 
2012-05-01 09:44:57 PM  
harem girls?
 
2012-05-01 09:45:45 PM  
Don't worry guys, these kinds of chicks beg for anal sex, to preserve the sanctity of marriage.
 
2012-05-01 09:46:25 PM  
The only thing stupider than blowing shiat-tons of money on whorish clothes you wear once is blowing shiat-tons of money on whorish clothes you wear never.
 
2012-05-01 09:46:36 PM  
sluts!
 
2012-05-01 09:47:36 PM  

gimmegimme: Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!

Hey, now. Stop implying that religion is a repressive relic of the time of when humanity was too primitive and scared to figure the world out on its own terms.

The Constitution respects Freedom of Religious Oppression.


Wait, what did I just imply?

Actually, I do like the work-around. They get to stay true to themselves and their faith, and go to a prom. Seems pretty spiffy to me.
 
2012-05-01 09:48:03 PM  
HOORAY!! FEMALE OPPRESSION!!

/vote Republican
//wait
///wat?
 
2012-05-01 09:49:22 PM  

Canton: Actually, I do like the work-around. They get to stay true to themselves and their faith, and go to a prom. Seems pretty spiffy to me.


There's probably some bastard plotting to throw acid in faces because they aren't being true to his religion.
 
2012-05-01 09:49:42 PM  
Hamtramck?

I was thinking it was gonna be Zeeland, then I read the article, and remembered there are a lot of Muslims in the D-Town suburbs
 
2012-05-01 09:49:56 PM  
Were the stupid and/or asinine tags too stunned to participate in this headline?
 
2012-05-01 09:51:01 PM  

Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!


Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.
 
2012-05-01 09:52:54 PM  
Ellen has booked her next week.
 
2012-05-01 09:52:55 PM  
There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?
 
2012-05-01 09:53:27 PM  
Next thing you know they will want their own schools
 
2012-05-01 09:54:14 PM  
They found that 65 percent were not able to attend the coed prom because of cultural and religious beliefs.

Ugh. That's just gross.
 
2012-05-01 09:54:24 PM  

whatshisname: Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!

Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.


Though, when she got home, the 'Religion of Peace™' would require her parents to brutally murder her, wouldn't it?
 
2012-05-01 09:57:04 PM  
Taco fest in progress.
 
2012-05-01 09:57:16 PM  

Trolljegeren: Were the stupid and/or asinine tags too stunned to participate in this headline?


They were lipped locked in a spit-swap of heated perversity so intense that it melted the third ring of Jupiter and caused a tsunami of squirt waves so intense that Rosie O'Donnell fapped with 36 grit sandpaper until her clit was an inny.
 
2012-05-01 09:57:25 PM  
Religion of Carpet Munching
 
2012-05-01 09:58:43 PM  

vudukungfu: Trolljegeren: Were the stupid and/or asinine tags too stunned to participate in this headline?

They were lipped locked in a spit-swap of heated perversity so intense that it melted the third ring of Jupiter and caused a tsunami of squirt waves so intense that Rosie O'Donnell fapped with 36 grit sandpaper until her clit was an inny.


*SHUDDER*
 
2012-05-01 09:58:50 PM  

whatshisname: Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.


Maybe so. But then, how easy is it to pull out of the family religion you grew up with? I wouldn't know. I didn't grow up with one. I'm guessing it's complicated, however, especially when you're not even an adult, yet.

Baby steps. At least they're allowed to dance. I hear some faiths don't even allow that. (Some Baptists, for instance...)
 
2012-05-01 09:58:59 PM  

SpaceyCat: Good for them. Taking traditions from their past and combining traditions of the present. It's great to see this sort of blending and making things work for everyone involved.


and afterwards they'll get totally stoned too!
 
2012-05-01 09:59:11 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?


Some religions require that one must suffer to purify the soul.
 
2012-05-01 09:59:49 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?


Reminds them of home?
 
2012-05-01 09:59:52 PM  
Until...

i300.photobucket.com

WHERE THE MUSLIM WOMEN AT??
 
2012-05-01 10:00:24 PM  

TheHappyCanadian: SpaceyCat: Good for them. Taking traditions from their past and combining traditions of the present. It's great to see this sort of blending and making things work for everyone involved.

and afterwards they'll get totally stoned too!


To be fair, you'd have to be pretty stoned to tell your friends you rode to heaven on a flying horse.
 
2012-05-01 10:00:43 PM  
I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.
 
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