Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pakistani Actress Rips Muslim Cleric A New One...

(update: Rule 5 photos of Miss Malik can be found here)

....Actress Veena Malik comes back from a trip to India, and what she thinks is a standard celebrity interview on Pakistani TV turns out to be a setup for her to be reviled by a local Islamic mufti. Alas for said cleric and the not-so-cunning reporter that tried to punk her, Veena is not in the mood to take anyone's shit on this particular day, and reams them both.

My favorite part is at the 3:00 minute mark, where she reminds the mufti that he is not even permitted to glance upon her in her current state of dress, and demands that he publicly punish himself.

"You should be punished, because charity begins at home", she sneers at this bearded hypocrite. And rightfully so.

"If you want to do something for the glory of Islam, you have plenty of opportunities...there are many things to talk about...why Veena Malik? Because Veena Malik is a woman? Because Veena Malik is a soft target?"

Well, if that what they thought...they were a bit mistaken. Watch it all:

Via Nick Cohen at The Spectator, who adds:

If we are going to avoid a clash of civilisations, we are going to need many more like the Pakistani actress Veena Malik. Watch her take on a mullah, who is trying to accuse her of immoral behaviour. This is no small accusation in Pakistan where Islamist death squads and their collaborators in the state intelligence service, operate at will. The talk show setting of the attempt at trial by media is commonplace too. The murder of Salman Taseer followed days of hacks whipping up “Muslim rage” against him.

Instead of being frightened, Malik turns on her accuser and the journalist, who helped set her up, and lets them have it. Brave, beautiful and utterly magnificent.

Yet I fear for her life. Hopefully it is unwarranted. But I would feel a lot better if we offered her asylum, stat...

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