Miss Headscarf Competition Attacked By Muslim Leaders
Miss Headscarf contest for Muslims attacked
Plans to hold a "Miss Headscarf" beauty contest for Muslim women on Danish television have been attacked by Islamic traditionalists.
The country's Islamic Faith Society has criticised the decision by Danmarks Radio to show "cool Muslim women who often make up a very fashion-conscious and style-confident part of the Danish street scene".
"We would like to contact all the Muslim women who are seldom heard in the debate but are often just as preoccupied with fashion and beauty as other women," he said.
Smain Benyrbah, a spokesman for the Islamic Society, said: "I strongly advise the girls to shun the competition."