Trust in God, But Botox Your Camel
This item might have slipped your news-feed, but it’s so adorable I feel compelled to share.
How often does one find Saudi Arabia adorable?
Not often I would judge. I’ve altered the title to suit, but it follows what is said to be a comment by the Prophet Mohammed to “Tie your camel and place your trust in Allah.” One must be careful about quoting the prophet and I mean no disrespect.
Anyway, the item came to my attention from the Guardian and is titled Camels enhanced with Botox barred from Saudi beauty contest. The idea is so hilarious I could hardly wait to read further.
It seems “Saudi authorities have carried out their biggest crackdown on camel beauty contestants, disqualifying more than 40 “enhanced” camels from the annual pageant, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The camels disqualified in the competition, at the King Abdulaziz camel festival, were judged to have received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups.”
Saudis are known to crack down on all sorts of …