Leading article: Beauty contested

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But what does Ms Mendly have to say for herself? "I wanted to show that there are attractive British Iraqi girls who are proud of being both British and Iraqi." And as for religious scruples: "We believe that Islam is between you and God." That's as good a justification for entering a beauty contest as any. And if some self-righteous moral guardians are offended, then they should just get over it.