April 4th, 2013
03:34 PM ET

Bikini model: I'm a faithful Muslim

(CNN)–Is her job at odds with her faith? CNN's Alina Cho reports on Muslim bikini model Maryam Basir.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Islam • Muslim

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  1. martinallen383

    It is very important but fact is all Muslims are not stupid and women are innocent and wear nice choice dresses. And faithful person get success everywhere. And true follower of Islamic women will never do such kind of work

    August 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm |
  2. Made Me Laugh

    You made some respectable points there. I regarded on the internet for the issue and located most people will associate with with your website.

    June 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
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  4. Sadat Rashid

    Simply ludicrous!
    By the way just to ensure that no one gets any weird/wrong idea out of this I want to clarify beforehand that:
    What I mean by "Simply ludicrous" is the extent these media & Non-Muslims go to tarnish our beautiful religion. Now I am not condoning the fact that it is right for this Muslim woman to do what she is doing but atleast she prays 5 times a day & BELIEVES THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD & THAT IS ALLAH. Moreover, it is ludicrous because it is "okay" (in their eyes) for a Christian/Hindu or any other religious believer to be a Bikini Model but once they hear a Muslim girl is doing it, they have to telecast it, and manipulate the whole thing & hurt the Muslims throughout the world!

    May 3, 2013 at 4:13 am |
    • I am who

      Why do you feel the need to capitalize "there is only one god & that is Allah"? By emphasising that, you make it seem like you are not tolerant of other religions. In case you were wondering, that kind of rhetoric sounds pretty extreme.
      I don't see anything wrong with what she is doing and religion should be interpreted however one feels they want. If she is a faithful muslim but is ok with modeling bikinis then I'm all for it. Frankly, the fact that she is Muslim and is modeling, probably makes her the hottest faithful muslim woman out there.

      May 3, 2013 at 10:25 am |
  5. joo joo bee

    Next headline..

    Muslim Bikini model found dead in home..

    May 2, 2013 at 8:32 am |
    • Rod

      Don't be an idiot all your life!

      May 2, 2013 at 9:48 am |
    • bannister

      Good one joo too bee – and possibly true too! How many stories have we heard of Muslim women who are beaten, stoned, or attacked with acid because they violated some arcane dress code? Too many.

      All intelligent, thinking women should simply LEAVE Islam immediately and let Muslim men worship all by themselves. Let's see how quickly they change their tune once their women abandon them.

      May 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  6. SDCinNS

    If she blows herself up – does she get 70 male virgins?

    April 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
  7. Vlad

    Really??? Im wandering if she asked her Muslim headquarters in Mecca what they think of her job.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:08 am |
    • Connie

      Me,. too. Aren't Muslim women supposed to be covered up? I have to question her devoutness, myself.

      April 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  8. John Doe

    A very sloooow news day...forget the articule, more pictures please!!!

    April 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm |
  9. jonp

    Cool. So muslims (sic) aren't all crazy.

    April 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
  10. Oog

    Sure. They're all bikini models underneath their burqas.

    April 28, 2013 at 9:45 am |
  11. inthewings

    I'm a city official for Los Angeles and I am a Satanist, big deal.....

    April 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
    • .

      The sad thing is you're probably telling the truth.


      April 28, 2013 at 9:44 am |
    • Mo

      I believe you...Nanci Pelosi is one ,too, and she comes from anothe town in California.

      May 3, 2013 at 8:51 am |
  12. BO

    How often do the leaders beat you?

    April 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
  13. Foreal89

    who cares

    April 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
  14. dumb blonde is now dumb black!

    We've a new phrase!

    April 27, 2013 at 10:58 am |
  15. brown

    Muslim hypocrites!

    April 27, 2013 at 8:51 am |
  16. alex

    pretty sure her job is very much at odds with her faith

    April 26, 2013 at 11:08 pm |
    • DLP

      Nope, as this is a free country and she's allowed to define and experience her faith however she chooses.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
  17. hogface

    must be a bad news day

    April 26, 2013 at 11:04 am |
  18. Frank Rizzo

    Yea and I'm selling the Brooklyn Bridge to the highest bidder....A true believing Muslim Women would never expose themselves end of story.

    April 25, 2013 at 1:05 am |
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