Fox News fooled by padded bra hoax

Staff Reporter, March 16th, 2011

Fox News became one of several news channels to face embarrassment after it mistakenly reported a story on a Pakistani padded bra protest, posted on mock news site Roznama Jawani.

Upon realising the error, Fox News quickly removed the story, which carried the headline ‘Pakistan: Islamic Clerics Protest Women Wearing Padded Bras as ‘Devil’s Cushions.’

The article cited the Council of Muslim Ideology in Pakistan as having said: “Padded bras are Devil’s cushions and he likes to rest of them. The Council of Islamic Ideology is recommending that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent a bra that makes the female chest area unnoticeable.”

Fox linked the story from website Sify.com, which later apologised for the error.

It wrote: “We were fooled… On Tuesday, we put out a news story with the headline – Pak council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women. The ANI story – about a Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan protesting against the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women – was a hoax. “

It added: “The lines ‘The council released a recommendation to the media that said: Padded bras are Devil’s cushions’ was probably a clue about the seriousness of the story, but hindsight is always 20-20.”

Roznama Jawami, a spoof news site, regularly posts stories with headlines such as ‘Man from Peshawar sues Red Bull. Says he has no wings!’ and ‘Hamid Kazmi has nervous breakdown after arres – believes is Harry Potter – sports glasses and forehead cut’.

Read both the Sifi.com and Roznama Jawani versions of the story below.

Sifi.com
Lahore: The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent an innerwear that makes female assets unnoticeable.

The council held a meeting late February in light of the protests held last month by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and other religious parties against the increasing import and eventual use of padded and colourful bras, Roznama Jawani reports.

The council also invited shop owners who were in the business of importing and selling female underwear, advising them to bring lingerie samples, so that the council could see about what the protesters were angry.

After the meeting was over, the council released a recommendation to the media that said: “Padded bras are Devil’s cushions and he likes to rest of them. The Council of Islamic Ideology is recommending that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent a bra that makes the female chest area unnoticeable.”

Zakir Naik, one of the leading Islamic scholars commented that if the Pakistan government approves of the funding grant for this research and if the country is successful at making such a bra that makes the chest of women unnoticeable,

Pakistan might become the biggest exporter for the underwear.

It’s a funny world

Naik said he would personally sign and send the first of these Shariah-bra to starlet Veena Malik and television host Ali Saleem, best known by his alter ego Begum Nawazish Ali.

Roznama Jawani
Lahore – The Council of Islamic Ideology met last night as scheduled in light of the protests held last month by JUI and other religious parties against the increasing import and eventual use of padded and colorful bras.

The Council also invited shop owners who were in the business of importing and selling female underwear. The Council advised the shop owners to bring lingerie samples, so that the council could see about what the protesters were angry.

Last month the protesters gathered outside an outlet inside Park Towers and occupied the entire floor and chanted slogans against padded bras. They asked the government to put a ban on the import and sale of padded, vibrant, colorful bras and demanded legislation that would outlaw the purchase of any underwear that is not white or beige colored.

“Padded bras are evil as they make the breasts look bigger and perky”, said one of the protesters. “Only devil women show off private parts. Muslim women should be as humble about them as they can. In fact they should be ashamed of their breasts, both of them.” Another protester said that the purpose of underwear is not to accentuate the curves. “…especially of a woman’s body the breast should not look like they belong to a non-virgin even if she happens to be married.” he added.

“Those lacy bras? They are an abomination! Do you even know how they’re made? They’re made in China by underfed and underpaid children. That’s how they’re made.” said a placard that was held by a protester. They chanted slogans as the Mall security stood and watched helplessly while three female customers and two employees locked themselves inside the store. The third employee of the store who was on a break before the protest began, joined the protesters and was cheered up on by the crowd after she announced, “I will not wear these sinful, men-attracting padded bras that make my jugs look juicy.” She then ripped out her bra and threw it on the ground where the protesters stomped on it repeatedly. She was later thrown anabaya by someone in the crowd.

After the meeting of the Council was over, the recommendation was released to the media that says, “Padded bras are Devil’s cushions and he likes to rest of them. The Council of Islamic Ideology is recommending that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent a bra that makes the female chest area unnoticeable.”

Zakir Naik, one of the leading Islamic scholars commented on the situation that if the Pakistani government approves of the funding grant for this research and if Pakistan is successful at making such a bra that makes the chest of women unnoticeable, Pakistan might become the biggest exporter for Shariah compliant underwear. He said that he’d personally sign and send the first of these Shariah-bra to Veena Malik and Ali Saleem.

From http://www.lingerieinsight.com/

Information sent by Safir Rammah

‘Shariah-Compliant Bra’ a poem by Fauzia Rafique
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‘Shariah-Compliant Bra’ a poem by Fauzia Rafique


Image created by an unknown artist


O Mama Dear
Get me my shariah compliant bra
for the instant islamicization
of my (alleged) un-islamic boobs

My Dear Daughter
Dare i say, you hardly need it
for the fruits of my toil
(from 9 to 13) when i made sure
your chest stays bound in a white
cotton cloth
The fruit of my toils, dear daughter,
you now (naturally) have
shariah compliant boobs
and…

But Mama Dear
the tits still…

Hush, dear daughter
do not say the words
naming the body parts
ending with ‘it’ or ‘its’

You mean, ‘tits’
and ‘cl..’

Shush…
Evil on your tongue!
Daughter of Satan, go
wash your mouth
with listerine plus,
extra strength
five times a day
for the next several years
to atone the evil on your tongue
boobs and
all other anonymous
body parts, and…

But,
mama dear…

And, thank your stars
you were not born in a place
where they clip it
to make shariah compliant…
what should i call it?

Bits, kits
lits or
chits?

No, not that
the other unmentionable
objectionable…

Oh, so
how about:
slit
klit
blit

Yes, yes, blit!
Where they cut and clip
to create those
shariah compliant blits.

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Update: June 2013
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Inspiration
Pakistan council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women: Report
Lahore,The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent an innerwear that makes female assets unnoticeable.

The council held a meeting late February in light of the protests held last month by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and other religious parties against the increasing import and eventual use of padded and colourful bras, Roznama Jawani reports.

The council also invited shop owners who were in the business of importing and selling female underwear, advising them to bring lingerie samples, so that the council could see about what the protesters were angry.

After the meeting was over, the council released a recommendation to the media that said: “Padded bras are Devil’s cushions and he likes to rest of them. The Council of Islamic Ideology is recommending that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent a bra that makes the female chest area unnoticeable.”

Zakir Naik, one of the leading Islamic scholars commented that if the Pakistan government approves of the funding grant for this research and if the country is successful at making such a bra that makes the chest of women unnoticeable, Pakistan might become the biggest exporter for Shariah compliant underwear.

Naik said he would personally sign and send the first of these Shariah-bra to starlet Veena Malik and television host Ali Saleem, best known by his alter ego Begum Nawazish Ali.

From: http://www.onepakistan.com/news/top-stories/90903-pakistan-council-protests-use-of-padded-bras-by-muslim-women-report.html

Information pointed to by Rajkumari Fehmida
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