TYPICAL: Arabs Flip Out Over Selfie of Miss Iraq Posing With Miss Israel...
Muslim men seem like awkward middle school boys who can't function if a girl is within 10 yards. But with beating of the womenfolk (see REBUTTAL: No Vox, White Men are NOT a Bigger Threat than Islamic Terrorists… and Overwhelmed Brits Respond to Islamic Attacks with… Acid Control?!).
This time, Arabic men found a whole new matter over which to blow themselves up. They just can't handle the Muslim and Jewish ladies posing side-by-side.
...When Miss Iraq, Sarah Eedan, posted a selfie with fellow contestant Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, they may not have realised how mixed reaction would be on social media.
Given there are no diplomatic relations between Israel and Iraq, it was pointed out by some, including YouTuber Sabrina Bennoui, posting a photo of the two of them together was "not to everyone's taste."
Asaad Abukhalil, a professor based in the US, tweeted: "The beauty queen of Iraq is happily posing with the beauty queen of occupation and brutality."
ملكة جمال العراق تصوّرت (مبتسمة) مع ملكة جمال الاحتلال والوحشيّة في انتخابات ملكات الجمال في لاس فيغاس. هل من غضبة واستفظاع في العراق لذلك؟— asad abukhalil أسعد أبو خليل (@asad abukhalil أسعد أبو خليل)1510754359.0
But Iraqi activist @Alaa tweeted: "A photo of an Arab or Muslim with an Israeli does not reflect agreement with the policy of [Israel's foreign ministry] of hostility towards humanity and peace issues."
Shocker: Miss Iraq was forced to make an apology.
"I would like to apologise to anyone who considered the photo to be offensive to the Palestinian cause as this was not the aim behind the post, it was merely a call to peace and hope for a solution to the crisis."
Meanwhile, in Israel, everyone seems to be fawning over the photo like it was of their child's first prom.
Loving this beautiful message of #peace! ❤️ ☮️ Miss Israel and Miss #Iraq pose together on #Instagram:… https://t.co/L6qHMZYkIK— Israel ישראל | #StayHomeStaySafe (@Israel ישראל | #StayHomeStaySafe)1510736096.0
Israeli news site, Ynet, praised Ms Gendelsman for trying to "bring hearts closer".
A selfie won't end wars. But the sentiment is one worth celebrating amid all the anti-Israel/Palestine conflict going on lately. Notice it wasn't Israel with the problem. Seems more than just symbolic.