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Low Fashion Meets Islam on Turkish TV

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Five self-proclaimed devout, conservative Muslim women host the TV series "Building Bridges" on channel A9, presenting the seemingly contradictory case against the female headscarf and Turkey's turn to secularism. A May report on Slate.com noted the five are "mostly bottle blonds … [with] neon lipstick" wearing "brightly colored satin pantsuits and T-shirts with designer brand names stretched over their chests." "Building Bridges" in principle supports interfaith dialogue but guests, noted Slate, "often appear … with their eyebrows arched in the manner of a serious person certain he is the victim of a practical joke."

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