Muslim world freaks out over pic of Selena Gomez’ ankle

gomez-ankleCall it another case of outrage from the perpetually outraged.  Recently, singer Selena Gomez visited the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque and offended the entire Muslim world with a picture of — brace yourselves — her ankle.

After receiving a number of nasty comments, Fox News said, Gomez — who went to Abu Dhabi with Kendall Jenner, Cody Simpson, Gigi Hadid and others, deleted the picture from her Instagram account.  Another picture was taken, but that too has been deleted.

This is the photo that set the Muslim world on fire, courtesy of TMZ:


Fox News reported:

When the group visited the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque on Dec. 29, they posed for a couple of Instagram photos, which irked some who found her snaps to be disrespectful.

Gomez, 22, got most of the nasty comments when she posted a now-deleted picture of herself showing off her bare ankle. Gomez followers immediately began commenting on the snapshot, with some calling the pose offensive.

Another picture was posted, and it also received a number of angry comments, according to TMZ:

Selena Gomez“Folks at the mosque” told TMZ the problem with the photos are:

1) Selena’s exposed leg, and her sexy pose … both are no-nos. It’s a respect thing.
2) Mosque rules prohibit laughing and smiling … again, it’s about respect.

So, an exposed ankle and a smile can set the entire Muslim world ablaze.  Cutting children in two, burying women and children alive or using medieval torture devices on women breast-feeding their children — not so much.

Twitter users reacted as you might expect:




You get the idea.

Pamela Geller noted:

Any freedom-loving girl (let alone role model) who promotes/stumps for a sharia state is beyond the pale and deserves ridicule and scorn. Women’s sub-human status under the sharia should be fiercely opposed. Remember when the left was burning their bras? Well these girls should be burning the burka, not wearing them.
I agree.

I’m all for respect, and I suspect most others are as well, but I was raised to believe that respect is a mutual thing that needs to be earned.  When the Muslim world gets this outraged over the atrocities committed by ISIS and others on a daily basis, then I’ll give this some consideration.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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