ISIS Threatens Beauty Queen With Horrific Acts, But She Has EPIC Response

Beauty queens have had a rash of bad luck lately. After the and the on, one other lovely woman has now been hit with some bad news, and this is perhaps the most dire of the three. No one ever wants to receive a direct threat from the Islamic State (ISIS/, but when one beauty did, she came back with an epic response.

Iraq has not crowned a woman as “Miss Iraq” since 1972, which is hard to imagine since the vast Muslim population would obviously love the swimsuit competition, right? On Saturday, Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman, a 20-year-old economics student, became the most recent Miss Iraq and the first winner in 42 years, but her celebration was short-lived. On Tuesday, she received a call from ISIS.

The beauty queen was told to join ISIS or she would be kidnapped by force and made to join the terror group. said, “More than 150 women applied for Miss Iraq pageant, which organizers said was a chance to ‘create life in Iraq’ and ‘revive our country’ after years of bloodshed and internal chaos.” But backlash from ISIS saw 15 contestants drop out of the competition, according to Iraqi fashion designer Sinan Kamel, who was one of the judges. Reuters reported that at least two of these women had received death threats.

Death threats from the “religion of peace” for daring to live a life of your own without them is all too common in countries overrun with Islamic policies of violence and force, used to coerce people into compliance of Sharia law.

Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman says she was “distressed” by the phone call, but she was determined to follow through with her commitments. She stood tall when she received her crown, knowing she faced a potentially hazardous life now that she balked at ISIS’ demands. She is going to represent Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant next year in Thailand.

“I want to prove that the Iraqi woman has her own existence in society, she has her rights like men,” Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman told “I am afraid of nothing, because I am confident that what I am doing is not wrong.”

This is bravery. Whether one agrees with a beauty pageant or not, standing up to ISIS in Iraq as a woman is not a small feat. This woman has earned her place on the Miss Universe stage. Best of luck, Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman, and your courage has not gone unnoticed.

Take notice, liberals — this is how a woman fights for equality, not protesting to prevent “manspreading.”