Saturday, September 21, 2013
British contestants have been warned of violent threats from Islamic extremists during this year’s Miss World contest in Indonesia
The British, US and Australian Embassies in Jakarta have warned the contestants that Islamic extremist groups may be planning to use violence to disrupt the pageant, which is running until September 28, 2013. The competition was moved from the capital on Java where the majority of residents are Muslim to Bali. With a history of Islamic terror attacks on foreign visitors - including the horrific 2002 Bali bombings when 202 people were killed - the warnings are being taken seriously by the Miss World organizers.