What is with little known Muslim clerics with too much time on their hands who keep telling other (usually women) what to do? First there was the Liverpool Islamic Institute lackey demanding Muslim girls withdraw from the Miss England contest.
Now, the Sunni Ulema Board, some organisation in India, has declared tennis star Sania Mirza should cover up because she is leading a bad example for other girls. Mirza recently became the first woman from India to enter the world top 50 after winning the Women’s Tennis Association title in her home city of Hyderabad. ‘Sania mania’ has gripped not only India, but the diaspora all over the world, with almost running commentary on her on Sepia Mutiny.
Haseeb-ul-hasan Siddiqui, a leading cleric with the Sunni Ulema Board, has issued the fatwa because of her “indecent dressing” on the court and in advertisements. “The dress she wears on the tennis courts not only doesn’t cover large parts of her body but leaves nothing to the imagination,” he said.
Clearly someone’s imagination is running wild. Mirza is known for her funky t-shirts. At a New York press conference last week she wore one saying ‘I’m cute?’. At Wimbledon, where she was getting all the publicity despite losing early, her top said: ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’. With a top like that you can almost miss her nice legs *cough*
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Coming back to the point, don’t these people have better ways to spend their time? They could be enjoying the publicity, or have little concept of individual choice.
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