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Pamela Anderson's Playboy donation slammed by Islamic group
Islam Defenders Front calls the donation 'immoral' because of its origins.
Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 05:19 PM
Pamela Anderson's efforts to do some good with the cash she received
for her latest shoot in Playboy magazine is drawing ire from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). The Indonesian group has released a statement rejecting the $25,000 donation — which was intended to provide clean water filters for victims of the recent tsunami — because it was earned through what they deem "immoral" acts.
Habib Umar Salim, the head of the advisory council of FPI, said Anderson's donation would be “against the law of God”. “If she wants to be photographed naked, then she is challenging a bigger disaster to happen in Indonesia," he said. "It’s haram.”
For those not familiar with the term, haram means "forbidden". As one radio jock quipped
, Anderson may be the cause of further tsunamis and volcanic eruptions — she's that powerful.
It's unclear what impact the Islamic group's denunciation of Anderson will have on Waves For Water
, the group managing the cash and its dissemination of filters to victims. I'm betting not much, since saving lives is much more important than trying to follow some religious rulebook.
Anderson's "immoral" pictorial is expected to hit newsstands in January.
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