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(BBC)   The new wave of Arab supermodels. You'd hit it like the angry fist of the Prophet   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Arab Muslims, Vera Wang, product marketing, Marc Jacobs  
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2012-12-22 07:01:06 PM  
3 votes:
The new wave of Arab supermodels.

both of them.
2012-12-22 07:06:58 PM  
2 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: I don't know about Arab women, but Persian women are incredibly hot. Too bad their country got taken over by religious nuts.

Bunch of them in LA, Houston and Tel Aviv though.
2012-12-22 06:56:23 PM  
2 votes:
Sara and Amina Said wanted to try this, but their father shot them both for acting too "Western."
2012-12-23 08:47:54 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:26:30 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-12-22 10:43:45 PM  
1 vote:
So, there appears to be at least one half-naked picture of Hind Sahli, that first girl from Morocco.
Dayum, those are nice.

/NSFW of course. Duh.
2012-12-22 10:07:23 PM  
1 vote:
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.
Miss Universe contestants, 1971
2012-12-22 07:55:04 PM  
1 vote:
Yes please,
2012-12-22 07:04:34 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know about Arab women, but Persian women are incredibly hot. Too bad their country got taken over by religious nuts.
2012-12-22 06:58:59 PM  
1 vote:

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.

But most Arabs are Mooslams
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