Malaysia: Sharia raid on tranvestite beauty pageant
They were dressed as women they were not “dressed with modesty” and so they were found guilty by the Sharia Law Court:
Islamic officials last week detained 16 transvestites competing in the “Miss Universe Asia 2008” contest at a beach resort hotel in the north-eastern state of Kelantan, which is ruled by the fundamentalist PAS party.
PAS, which has ambitions of turning Malaysia into a theocratic state under Islamic rule, has made headlines for banning skimpy clothes and enforcing laws on separate male and female queues in shops.
Yes, we are hearing the demonstrations, the cries, the protests of gay organziations throughout the world. Ah, no, no.. there have been none. Sorry.