Egyptian atheist sparks controversy with nude photos of herself on her blog

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Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Nude Blogger: In Pictures



Egyptian blogger, Aliaa Magda Elmady who published a series of naked pictures of herself on Twitter in a protest against Islamic extremism, has sparked a heated debate on Twitter.

The hash tag #NudePhotoRevolutionary went viral after Ahmed Awadalla, who works in the field of human rights, health, sexuality and gender tweeted: "@3awadalla: A feminist #Jan25 revolutionary posted her nude photo on the internet to express her freedom. I'm totally taken back by her bravery".

It referred to Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, who posted in eight naked pictures on her blog with the aim to "screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy," as she wrote on Facebook.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, only 20 years old and a student at the American University of Cairo, defines herself as "Secular, Liberal, Feminist, Vegetarian, Individualist Egyptian". In a tweet, she said "I took my nude photo myself in my parent's home months before I met @Kareemamer [her boyfriend] and I'm atheist since I was 16".

"My view is that the veil is not a personal choice in Egypt, but the results of religious and social pressure," she said in Facebook. "The women with head veil that I know wear it because of their families or because they don't want to be beaten in the streets. I don't see why they always dictate to women, and not to men, what they should wear."

For this reason, Aliaa Elmahdy also supports a controversial Facebook event called "Men should wear the veil".

http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/250459/20111116/aliaa-magda-elmahdy-nude-blogger-pictures.htm
Cute little pussy. Bit on the hairy side of course...
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This one's not...
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ShooterMcGavin

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Atheist and not wearing clothes? Yeah, so dead.
 
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Those feet probably smell ghastly.


Bobo dick!
 

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Atheist and not wearing clothes? Yeah, so dead.
You don't fucking do this shit while you STILL LIVE IN EGYPT. What a dopey broad. THEY WILL MOTHERFUCKING KILL THIS BITCH.
I was honestly expecting this thread to be about an Egyptian living in the States or Europe.

I applaud the message, but she's dead.
 

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"Secular, Liberal, Feminist, Vegetarian, Individualist Egyptian"
Sounds like a recipe for a really fun girl...:(
Oh, and so dead. Even if she is totally right.
 
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You don't fucking do this shit while you STILL LIVE IN EGYPT. What a dopey broad. THEY WILL MOTHERFUCKING KILL THIS BITCH.
I was honestly expecting this thread to be about an Egyptian living in the States or Europe.

I applaud the message, but she's dead.
At least it will take some heat off the Coptic Christians.
 

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At least it will take some heat off the Coptic Christians.
I was in Egypt in the 90s for a military exercise with their army. They assume all or most Americans are Christian so the Coptic girls were all over us in Cairo. Felt like a fucking rock star. Most of them had crosses tattooed between their thumb and forefinger to identify them in case of kidnapping by Muslims. Nasty country Egypt, just nasty.
 

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Cute face but those tits are Allah-awful.
 

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Not sure if this will hurt or help...

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt Activist, Poses Naked, Sparks Outrage (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/17/11 07:56 AM ET Updated: 11/18/11 07:50 AM ET
By MAGGIE MICHAEL, The Associated Press

CAIRO -- A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike.

Some liberals feared that the posting by 20-year-old university student Aliaa Magda Elmahdy would taint them in the eyes of deeply conservative Egyptians ahead of Nov. 28 parliamentary elections in which they are trying to compete with fundamentalist Islamic parties.

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Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form. Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public.

Elmahdy wrote on her blog that the photographs - which show her standing wearing only stockings - are "screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy." The blog has received 1.5 million hits since she posted the photos earlier this week.

The posting comes at a time when Egypt, a nation of some 85 million people, is polarized between Islamists and liberals ahead of the elections, the first since the February ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Members of the most hardline Islamic movement in Egypt, the Salafis, have warned voters during their campaigns that liberals will corrupt Egypt's morals.

"This hurts the entire secular current in front of those calling themselves the people of virtue," Sayyed el-Qimni, a prominent self-described secular figure, said referring to Islamists.

"It's is a double disaster. Because I am liberal and I believe in the right of personal freedom, I can't interfere," el-Qimni said Wednesday night on one of Egypt's popular TV political talk shows, "90 Minutes."

The April 6 movement, one of the most prominent liberal activist groups that led the 18-day uprising against Mubarak, issued a statement denying claims by some on the Web that Elmahdy is a member of the group.

The posting prompted furious discussions on Internet social media sites, with pages for and against her put up on Facebook.

One activist, Ahmed Awadallah, praised her in a Tweet, writing, "I'm totally taken back by her bravery."

A supporter, who identified himself as Emad Nasr Zikri, wrote in a comment on Elmahdy's blog, "We need to learn how to separate between nudity and sex." He said that before fundamentalist influence in Egypt, "there were nude models in art school for students to draw."

Some 100 people liked his comment, while thousands flooded the site with insults. Some denounced Elmahdy as a "prostitute" and "mentally sick" or urged police to arrest her.

Elmahdy did not reply to attempts by The Associated Press to contact her.

Her move comes as Salafis have become more assertive in pushing their attitude that women should be kept out of the public eye, promoting a Saudi Arabia-style segregation of the sexes. On Salafi parties' campaign banners, photos of the few female candidates are replaced by drawings of a flower.

During a recent election rally in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Salafists covered up a public statue that depicted mermaids. Salafi clerics appearing on TV talks shows have refused to appear face-to-face with female TV hosts, unless the presenter puts on a headscarf or in one case, a barrier was placed between the two. Most recently, an Islamist preacher crashed into a university musical concert in a Nile Delta province of Mansoura, saying music was forbidden by Islam and that he wanted to "promote virtue and prevent vice" - the term used for the mission of Saudi Arabia's religious police.

Women rights activist Nehad Abou el-Qomsan said conservatives "keep adding layers to cover up the women and deny their existence."

But, she said, what Elmahdy did "is also rejected because posing nude is a form of body abuse."

Elmahdy and her boyfriend Kareem Amer, also a controversial blogger, have challenged Egypt's social strictures before. Earlier this year, they posted mobile phone video footage of themselves debating with managers of a public park who threw them out for public displays of affection.

Amer, who spent four years in prison for blog posting deemed insulting to Islam and for calling Mubarak a "symbol of tyranny," chided liberals who condemned Elmahdy.

"I think we should not be afraid of those in power or Islamists, as much as we should be worried of politicians claiming to be liberal," he wrote on his Facebook page. "They are ready to sacrifice us to avoid tarnishing their image."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/aliaa-magda-elmahdy-naked_n_1099081.html
 

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A coalition of graduates of Islamic Law in Egypt have denounced a 20-year-old Egyptian Muslim woman Alia el-Mahdy and her companion, Karim Amer, for publishing nude photographs of themselves on their blog. The coalition contends that the pair have ‘violated morality,’ as well as inciting ‘indecency’ besides insulting Islam, according to the Bikya Masr website. The complaint was filed by the coalition with the attorney general’s office of the north African country and claims that Mahdy’s goal is to “broadcast her obscene ideology with nude photographs.”

The group of lawyers is demanding that the pair be chastised according to sharia – Muslim religious law. “The former Constitution and the new articles in the new Constitution say that Islamic law is the basis of legislation, we therefore request that the two bloggers be punished according to Islamic sanctions,” said Ahmed Yehia of the coalition to Bikya Masr. “It is an insult to the Revolution since these two people wish to present themselves as revolutionaries demanding sexual freedom and are giving a bad name to the Revolution,” continued Yehia. “Our duty is to fight against corruption and this is a case of corruption. We are fighting against people who are trying to corrupt society with foreign and unacceptable customs such as the sexual liberty they are demanding.”

Mahdy was the center of controversy over the November 12-13 weekend following the publication of the nude photographs of herself and Amer. Drawings of nudes are also featured on her blog. Her expression of freedom may cost the couple at least 80 lashes in public, as well as jail time or “whatever else may be deemed appropriate” said Yehia.

Mahdy identified herself in a Tweet, following widespread speculation about her identify. Her intention in publishing the nude photos was to “call attention to a violent society, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy” wrote the young Egyptian woman. She has described herself as a “secular, liberated, vegetarian, and individualist Egyptian.” She has participated in the past in Facebook initiatives that demanded that Muslim men wear veils, much as Muslim women do all over the world. The effort distributed photographs of Muslim men wearing veils, rather than appearing nude.

In one photograph uploaded by Mahdy, she appears fashionably-dressed in Tahrir Square.

Joseph Mayton of Biksa Masr wrote of the controversy, “Whether we agree that one’s body should be a form of protest – which so many of Egypt’s liberals disagree with – is irrelevant. The reality is that Mahdy has been able, with her body, debunk all myths of Egyptian liberalism. Her naked image, which has seen over one million hits, has shown that Egypt is not ready for free expression.”

According to Mayton, Muslim men are unable to take responsibility for their own actions, while saying that notable Muslim feminist Hibaaq Osman believes that conservative religious people all the world over, including the Middle East, are the most ‘sex-crazed.’ Concluding, Mayton wrote “At the end of the day, one may attempt to cover a woman’s body with clothes, force them into the home, but in today’s Internet world, women like Mahdy can achieve more naked than they ever can clothed and in the streets.”
Free Egypt, indeed.
 

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Different girl, this ain't gonna go over to well in Pakistan. Especially since they apparently outed a spy...:icon_eek:

Pakistani model's nude photo causes fury

By ASIF SHAHZAD | AP – 4 hrs ago



ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani actress who posed in the nude for an Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm has triggered fury across this conservative nation.

Veena Malik's photo on the website of FHM India, in advance of its publication in the magazine's December issue, has been lighting up social network websites since earlier this week.

Many here anticipate a backlash, as nationalists and Islamists regularly stage rallies against anything they deem an insult to Islam or to the national honor. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency or ISI has been accused of sponsoring terrorist attacks inside India.

Malik has broken Pakistani religious and national taboos in the past. She is a target for conservative ire and a heroine to some Pakistani liberals.

Conservative cleric Maulana Abdul Qawi declared on Aaj TV on Saturday that her latest venture into controversy was a "shame for all Muslims."

In an interview with Pakistani Geo television broadcast Saturday, however, Malik said the nude photo was published in violation of her agreement with FHM India and she was considering legal action against the magazine.

Malik acknowledged having been photographed for a "bold but not nude shot." She said the editor of the magazine had promised that he would cover most of the photo with the ISI initials.

The photo was intended to poke fun at the Indian fear of Pakistani spies, she said, adding "whatever happens (in India), people say ISI is behind that."

Magazine editor Kabeer Sharma said Malik had given full consent for the shoot and the picture.

"We have all the record(s)," he told the Pakistani television station. "Veena was very excited about that ISI idea."

Zubair Khan, a 40-year-old shopkeeper in the northwestern city of Peshawar, agreed, saying the photo had given rival India another opportunity to insult Pakistan.

"She has earned a bad name for the entire Pakistan nation," he said.

Others questioned the authenticity of the photo.

"It seems to be an Indian attempt to malign Pakistan by faking her nude pics, or she might have done it to get a cheap publicity," said Lubna Khalid, 38, a housewife in the southern port city of Karachi.

Twitter commentator Umair Javed however called on Pakistanis to "make copies of the picture and bury it in your backyard. This way, our grandkids will know there were some amongst us who lived free!"

Asked by reporters whether Pakistan would "pursue the matter" legally, the country's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Saturday, "First, let us see whether it is real or fake."

Malik does most of her work in India. The entertainment sector there is booming, while Pakistan's is moribund. Her ties to Pakistan's archrival have landed her in controversy in the past.

During a much-publicized talk show appearance early this year, she lashed out her nemesis Abdul Qawi, who criticized her for having a scripted love affair with an Indian actor on an Indian reality show.

"What is your problem with me?" an angry Malik demanded of the scholar, who had accused her of insulting Islam.

http://news.yahoo.com/pakistani-models-nude-photo-causes-fury-094502447.html
 

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Why is an Indian magazine cover in English, and why do they use those awful fonts? Very attractive girl this time, at least. The last one was too hairy.
 

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They assume all or most Americans are Christian so the Coptic girls were all over us in Cairo.
Right, you think it had to do with the fact that they thought you were Christian. All that grooming and hygiene had nothing to do with it then?
 

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She has described herself as a “secular, liberated, headless, vegetarian, and individualist Egyptian.”
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Why is an Indian magazine cover in English, and why do they use those awful fonts? Very attractive girl this time, at least. The last one was too hairy.
Because English is one of the two official language in India?

It was under British control for a very long time.


Guess on Fox News they just call them all towel-heads and don't expect you to know any better.