Saturday, June 04, 2011

இமாம்கள் மதரஸா சிறுவர்களை கற்பழிப்பதை நிறுத்த வேண்டும்: பாகிஸ்தானிய பெண் அதிரடி:

இஸ்லாமிய இமாம்கள் மதரஸாவில் படிக்க வரும் சிறுவர்களை கற்பழிப்பதை நிறுத்த வேண்டும்: பாகிஸ்தானிய பெண் அதிரடி:

Pakistani celebrity Veena Malik becomes online sensation after footage of her talkshow attack goes viral
Holly Byrnes, TV Writer From: The Daily Telegraph May 25, 2011 1:05PM 5 comments

SENSATION ... Pakistani actress Veena Malik has attacked Islamic critics following her appearance on Indian Big Brother-style show Bigg Boss 4. Picture: AFP PHOTO / FILES Source: AFP
VEENA Malik, by her definition, is "just an entertainer."

But the Pakistani model, actress and comic has emerged an online sensation, after footage of her talkshow attack on a Muslim cleric made its way around the Western world.

Her strident defence of her rights as a woman followed her appearance in Big Boss 4, an Indian version of Big Brother, last year.

The popular performer was voted out of the celebrity program two weeks shy of the final, but has been harassed by Pakistani commentators and religious leaders since.

Criticised for bringing "shame" on the country and "disrespect" to Islam, Malik turned the tables on Mufti Abdul Qavi Sahab, a scholar brought on the chat show to condemn her.

The 32-year-old accused the cleric of looking at her, against the strict teachings of their religion, before pointing to the alleged misdeeds of those purporting to act for Islam.

She denied any "wrongdoing" on the program, then accused muslim leaders of turning a blind eye to crime in their own mosques.

In the interview she questioned why she was being villified when "there are Islamic clerics who rape the children they teach in their mosques."

Towards the end of the powerful clip, a teary Malik claims her decision to enter the Big Boss house was to show the world Pakistanis can "enjoy entertainment, fun and love."

"I gave love to everyone, just to show that those people do not represent Pakistanis...those people whose passports turn out to be Pakistani when a terror attack takes place...there are also Pakistanis like us who enjoy entertainment, fun and love."

Since the outburst, first aired in January, Malik has been hailed a hero for defending herself and taking such a brave stand.

Tanc Sade, an Australian, LA-based blogger ( received more than 4500 hits in less than 24 hours for his post on the Malik v mufti exchange.

"Her strength and courage is nothing short of amazing," Sade writes.

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