CBC News Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens

CBC News Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens

Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens focuses on 21-year-old Isioma Daniel, who was enjoying her first job as a journalist when a single sentence spun her life and her country into chaos. Nigeria was hosting the Miss World pageant and Daniel was assigned to cover it. But a few words in one article considered heresy by Nigeria's mullahs sparked riots that turned Muslims against Christians in bloody rampages that killed hundreds of people and destroyed dozens of villages. Before the dust settled, the pageant had been cancelled, the beauty queens had fled and Daniel had escaped into exile with a fatwa issued against her life. Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens also features Salman Rushdie, Nigerian-Canadian writer Ken Wiwa, Judy Bachrach of Vanity Fair, and the former Miss Canada, Lynsey Bennett.

  • 2004
  • 00:43:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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