Paris Hilton sparks Muslim outrage

  • ANI, New York
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  • Updated: Nov 20, 2012 19:20 IST
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    Whether it was wooing the Indian fans with a namaste or posing for the camera, Paris Hilton did it in style at the launch of ...

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    Paris greets her Indian fans with that demure namaste.

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    Hilton can't help smiling at all the fan-frenzy around her.

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    Hilton is in the city to unveil Fall-Winter collection designs of her handbags and accessories.

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    Paris doing what she does best - posing in style.

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    Paris poses with her designer range of handbags.

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    The hotel heiress preens herself in the mirror.

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    Hilton was in the city to unveil Fall-Winter collection designs of her handbags and accessories.

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    Paris can't seem to take her eyes off herself in this designer dress.

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    The blonde beauty is in India to promote her designer handbags and accessories.

Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton has sparked outrage in the Middle East by opening a new store in Saudi Arabia’s Holy city of Mecca. Saudis took to Twitter to say Hilton, who once starred in a sex video, was 'insulting Mecca' by bringing her business venture to the city.

Hundreds lashed out at the celebrity entrepreneur with their tweets, with some saying it was an 'affront' to the 'principal sanctuary' of Islam.

According to the New York Daily News, one person replied to her message, in which she announced the official opening on her Twitter feed last Thursday, by saying: “R u kidding?”.

Another added: “Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, and if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Mecca?”

A third person tweeted: “How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque?'' And a further added: “It is not acceptable to have such a woman open her store here.”

But the 31-year-old remained undeterred by the comments and tweeted a picture of the store accompanied by the message: “Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!”

She later added: “This is the 5th store in Saudi Arabia, and store number 42 in total! So proud to keep growing my brand!”


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