LM was one of the first to break the news about Shanna Bukhari the Muslim beauty contestant from Rochdale who wants to represent Britain in Miss Universe.
Some commentators have pointed out my alleged hypocrisy in on the one hand telling the likes of reptilian creature Phillip Hollobone MP who wants to ban the Niqab to get the hell out of a Muslim Sisters wardrobe with my opposition to a beauty pageant.
LM sees no contradiction or inconsistency in my view. Surely all reasonable folk can see the distinction between ones normal and customary day to day cultural attire with a "beauty event" whose sole purpose is sexual gratification of men. My opposition is not ultimately focused on Shanna Bukhari but on a "beauty pageant" that seeks to sexually titillate men in an event that is decades past it's sell by date.
However, where I do take issue with Shanna is when she bizarrely states that she will seek to promote the virtues of beauty pageants to other Muslim girls. Sorry Shanna, frankly a choice between a career in medicine, law, Politics or the media etc I can understand but not your chosen career path. While LM can perhaps understand although not agree with the desperation about getting your kit off to escape the dump up north in Rochdale I don't think these events do anything to advance the cause of women both Muslim or non Muslim.
LM is no betting person however, if I were I would be tempted to place a small bet on some bright marketing sparks at the Miss Britain contest ensuring Shanna wins, thus making this story run and run.