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(BBC)   The new wave of Arab supermodels. You'd hit it like the angry fist of the Prophet   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 83
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2012-12-22 10:07:23 PM  
This really shouldn't be news, but sadly it is.
Once upon a time, the Arab world had a number of cosmopolitan, progressive, modern, thriving countries.

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2012-12-22 10:16:32 PM  
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2012-12-22 10:24:08 PM  
You and your skinny tendon showing biatches. BLERG
 
2012-12-22 10:39:45 PM  
More pictures.  Please.
 
2012-12-22 10:43:45 PM  
So, there appears to be at least one half-naked picture of Hind Sahli, that first girl from Morocco.
Dayum, those are nice.

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/NSFW of course. Duh.
 
2012-12-22 10:50:58 PM  
when I was gainfully employed (seems like another lifetime ago), we had a temporary worker in the special marketing group of our company. I was walking down the hallway, which was lit from the far end by a window facing the sun. A girl walks around the corner from the adjoining hallway.

I was suddenly transported to an ancient Egyptian temple, all gold and blue, tall pillars, statues, silk tapestries, as this Pharaoh goddess approached me. It was a sudden, totally visceral sensation that lasted as long as the blink of an eye. I was back to my modern corporate hallway, with a veritable goddess walking towards me. This was the first time I've laid eyes on her.

Her name was Summer, like the season. And she was egyptian by heritage, born here to immigrant parents. I know egyptian is not necessarily arab, although many are. I strongly suspect her lineage was to the ancient egyptians. To this day, I've never had such a flash upon meeting a person. I wish I had told her about the vision I had, but I was afraid it would sound like a corny pickup line. Plus I was about 20 years older than she was and hate to feel like the horny old man hitting on the young chicks. She was really, really beautiful and a nice person to talk to, too.
 
2012-12-22 10:52:34 PM  

CorpusDelicti: More pictures.  Please.


GIS Claudia Lynx, persian women, iranian women, etc

I lived in Teheran for 2 years- too young to apreciate them as 1) I was12-14 at the time and 2) had my heart set on a cutie from Finnland
 
2012-12-22 11:03:53 PM  

give me doughnuts: Sara and Amina Said wanted to try this, but their father shot them both for acting too "Western."


This. I remember reading about another model from an Islamic country who started making a name for herself...and now cannot set foot in her home country again.
 
2012-12-22 11:04:13 PM  

Friction8r: Good Lord, every single Fark thread now has to have some tool spouting about Venn diagrams, Poe's Law, Occam's Razor, schadenfreude, strawmen, ad hominem etc. The scary thing is that most of these tools get their education solely from Fark!



No the shiat doesn't get real until the ironic tag is used.
 
2012-12-22 11:13:21 PM  

give me doughnuts: Sara and Amina Said wanted to try this, but their father shot them both for acting too "Western."


Yeah, all Mooslims are like that. Thanks for pointing that out.
 
2012-12-22 11:16:13 PM  

KrispyKritter: drjekel_mrhyde: This chick Amy from Iran had the biggest tits I ever seen in our 7th grade class
/Still kicking myself for not getting with that
//Yes I know Iranians are Persian

pre-teen and teen sex years were just so wonderful. youthful fresh shiny energetic bodies bursting with hormones, lust and the thrill of discovery. -sigh- best part of being a youth.


That's what I told the judge, but did he listen?
 
2012-12-22 11:24:20 PM  

Gawdzila: So, there appears to be at least one half-naked picture of Hind Sahli, that first girl from Morocco.
Dayum, those are nice.

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/NSFW of course. Duh.


I'd buy that for a buck-fitty
/over and over and...
 
2012-12-22 11:51:22 PM  
Hit them like the angry fist of the Prophet? Are they 12 years old?
 
2012-12-23 12:24:55 AM  

Friction8r: JohnAnnArbor: Wittenberg Dropout: Hey look. Islam can produce poorly fed skanks too!

The Venn diagram of Arabs and Muslims is two circles that intersect.

Fun fact: most Muslims aren't Arab.

Good Lord, every single Fark thread now has to have some tool spouting about Venn diagrams, Poe's Law, Occam's Razor, schadenfreude, strawmen, ad hominem etc. The scary thing is that most of these tools get their education solely from Fark!

/QED
//Oh yeah, some of those chicks are kinda hot.


Yeah, fark people for trying to get the facts straight and calling out bad arguments that commit logical fallacies, fark them straight to hell
 
2012-12-23 01:32:32 AM  
"KLINGER!"
 
2012-12-23 04:41:03 AM  
I'd give this article a big MEH.
 
2012-12-23 04:42:57 AM  

Doom MD: I'd throw acid on it


In the running for best FARK comment ever.
 
2012-12-23 04:48:37 AM  
Both examples quoted in the article are from North-Africa, not the Arab peninsula. Morocco is thousands of miles away from Saudi Arabia.
 
2012-12-23 05:07:56 AM  
Not as much bronzed beauty here as I was hoping for.

I certainly had a thing for Paula Abdul back in 1990, though her background seemed ambiguous at the time.
 
2012-12-23 06:16:12 AM  
Considering that "The Prophet" liked boning nine year old girls...

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2012-12-23 07:19:09 AM  

bikkurikun: Both examples quoted in the article are from North-Africa, not the Arab peninsula. Morocco is thousands of miles away from Saudi Arabia.


And yet, they're still Arabs. Funny how "Arabic" doesn't mean "from Saudi Arabia".

/Also funny how "octopus" doesn't mean "hat".
 
2012-12-23 08:26:30 AM  
One of the most surreal Christmas shopping experiences I had this year was watching a woman covered from head to toe, shopping in Burlington Coat Factory's lingerie section. Not long nighties and solid cotton underwear. I'm talking teddies, bustiers, and baby dolls complete with garters and thongs. Modest underwear this was not.

I guess what happens after the burka comes off is a whole different story.
 
2012-12-23 08:47:54 AM  

LiquidSky: bikkurikun: Both examples quoted in the article are from North-Africa, not the Arab peninsula. Morocco is thousands of miles away from Saudi Arabia.

And yet, they're still Arabs. Funny how "Arabic" doesn't mean "from Saudi Arabia".

/Also funny how "octopus" doesn't mean "hat".


But there is a difference between calling something Arabic and calling people Arab. Yes, most of North Africa falls under the Arab sphere of cultural influence and can therefore be classified as Arabic in some ways, but calling for example Moroccans Arabs, would be wrong. Moroccan and Arab culture differ as much as for example Japanese and Chinese, and we don't call Japanese and Koreans Chinese, despite the fact that their cultures, religions and language are hugely influenced by China.

Most Moroccans, despite being able to speak Arabic and being Muslim, have their distinct Berber culture and languages, which for many of them is actually their first language and culture, and the same goes for most North-African countries, where people first identify themselves as Berber, Egyptian or other.

Calling Moroccans Arabs is quite simply wrong and and oversimplification, they are North-African.
 
2012-12-23 11:18:19 AM  

bikkurikun: LiquidSky: bikkurikun: Both examples quoted in the article are from North-Africa, not the Arab peninsula. Morocco is thousands of miles away from Saudi Arabia.

And yet, they're still Arabs. Funny how "Arabic" doesn't mean "from Saudi Arabia".

/Also funny how "octopus" doesn't mean "hat".

But there is a difference between calling something Arabic and calling people Arab. Yes, most of North Africa falls under the Arab sphere of cultural influence and can therefore be classified as Arabic in some ways, but calling for example Moroccans Arabs, would be wrong. Moroccan and Arab culture differ as much as for example Japanese and Chinese, and we don't call Japanese and Koreans Chinese, despite the fact that their cultures, religions and language are hugely influenced by China.

Most Moroccans, despite being able to speak Arabic and being Muslim, have their distinct Berber culture and languages, which for many of them is actually their first language and culture, and the same goes for most North-African countries, where people first identify themselves as Berber, Egyptian or other.

Calling Moroccans Arabs is quite simply wrong and and oversimplification, they are North-African.



I have no dog in this but now I'm curious. Why should they get a geographic label and not an ethnic one? Anyway, most Moroccans are a mix of Arab and Berber, so isn't this a bit like having an argument about whether a person in North Ireland is really Irish or really English? If a Moroccan wants to be called something accurate then maybe they should go with Moroccan. Or move past the tribal era.
 
2012-12-23 11:25:02 AM  
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Seems to be a new trend in supermodels. Braces too expensive?
 
2012-12-23 11:37:22 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 304x405]
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Seems to be a new trend in supermodels. Braces too expensive?


They are taught to accentuate the front upper teeth. Because men find it arousing. Plenty of examples in their posed shots.
 
2012-12-23 12:51:14 PM  
I have an Iranian friend who is drop dead gorgeous. She showed up to a mutual friends wedding wearing a skin-tight off the shoulder red dress, and when she walked into the room the jaw of every man in the place hit the floor. Too bad she has a huge viking boyfriend, sigh.
 
2012-12-23 02:27:01 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Wittenberg Dropout: Hey look. Islam can produce poorly fed skanks too!

The Venn diagram of Arabs and Muslims is two circles that intersect.

Fun fact: most Muslims aren't Arab.


Fun fact: the fact you quote actually doesn't have anything to do with whether or not most Arabs are Muslim.
 
2012-12-23 11:22:39 PM  

bikkurikun: Most Moroccans, despite being able to speak Arabic and being Muslim, have their distinct Berber culture and languages, which for many of them is actually their first language and culture


Having recently been in Morocco, my impression was that the Berbers are seen as separate from the greater Moroccan culture, and are certainly NOT a majority. A common haggling tactic in the souks was, if they wanted to imply that your offer was unrealistically low, to say that you "must be a Berber". Several shops I went into specified that the owners and craftsmen were Berbers. It seemed to me like most Moroccans did not particularly identify with their Berber heritage, and instead identify more with their Islamic heritage. After all, most of the large, old royal cities like Fes or Marrakech have been built while under the rule of Islamic-Arab kings since the 8th century or so.
 
2012-12-23 11:34:23 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 304x405]
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Seems to be a new trend in supermodels. Braces too expensive?


Reaction to duck lips.
 
2012-12-23 11:39:05 PM  
Complaints that supermodels are not real women but just sticks were supported today when it was discovered that Miss Qatar 2015 is a Swiffer mop.
 
2012-12-24 01:36:37 PM  

Mock26: Hit them like the angry fist of the Prophet? Are they 12 years old?


My 12-year-old fist was more tired than angry.
 
2012-12-24 11:50:58 PM  

bikkurikun: LiquidSky: bikkurikun: Both examples quoted in the article are from North-Africa, not the Arab peninsula. Morocco is thousands of miles away from Saudi Arabia.

And yet, they're still Arabs. Funny how "Arabic" doesn't mean "from Saudi Arabia".

/Also funny how "octopus" doesn't mean "hat".

But there is a difference between calling something Arabic and calling people Arab. Yes, most of North Africa falls under the Arab sphere of cultural influence and can therefore be classified as Arabic in some ways, but calling for example Moroccans Arabs, would be wrong. Moroccan and Arab culture differ as much as for example Japanese and Chinese, and we don't call Japanese and Koreans Chinese, despite the fact that their cultures, religions and language are hugely influenced by China.

Most Moroccans, despite being able to speak Arabic and being Muslim, have their distinct Berber culture and languages, which for many of them is actually their first language and culture, and the same goes for most North-African countries, where people first identify themselves as Berber, Egyptian or other.

Calling Moroccans Arabs is quite simply wrong and and oversimplification, they are North-African.


If you look up Arab in the dictionary it simply means "member of an Arab-speaking nation". It's like you're saying a Mexicans aren't Hispanics because locals first identify as Mexican; and have their own cultures, different to those of Cuba. It makes no sense, one doesn't preclude the other.

To use your Japanese/Chinese example, we don't call Japanese "Chinese", but we also don't call Morrocans "Saudis". Those 4 descriptors are the same "country" level, so they're automatically exclusive. We do lump China/Japan together when we talk about Asians, (though admittedly Asian is more a geographical label than Hispanic/Arab which are more linguistic/cultural).

Think of it this way: Mexico/Morroco/Japan is one level of identity. Hispanic/Arab/Asian are higher/broader levels. Morrocans are Arabs, in the same way Mexicans are Hispanic and Japanese are Asian.
 
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