Miss Israel selfie: Miss Iraq flees after death threats


Sarah Idan and her entire family have been forced to leave their Baghdad home due to their daughter daring to pose with a selfie with a Jewish woman.

As reported by the New York Post;

So much for diplomacy by selfie.

Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month.

Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel reported.

Idan came under fire for posting the photo to Instagram, captioned, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel,” in addition to modeling a bikini.

“The two of those things together caused a mess for her back home where people made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her (Miss Iraq) title, that they would kill her,” Gandelsman told Israeli TV, the paper reported.

Miss Iraq 2016.

Not the first time a Miss Iraq has had to deal with death threats.

Miss Iraq 2016, Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman, was also threatened this time last year by none other than ISIS.

In a land where kidnapped is synonymous with butchered to death, Shaima Qassem Abdulrahman understands completely what was meant in a recent phone call.

As reported by Kuwait’s al-Watan news via The Jerusalem Post, the pretty 20-year-old was threatened not long after being the first woman crowned Miss Iraq in almost half a century.

Within hours of being named as Iraq’s representative to the 2016 Miss Universe contest, she “received a threatening phone call in which she was warned that if she refused to join the ranks of the Islamic State movement she would be kidnapped.”