L’Oreal Paris recently made history when it featured model Amena Khan in its new hair product campaign, but when tweets she penned in 2014 made the rounds online, she announced she would step down.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was not able to view the now-deleted tweets, but screenshots of Khan’s comments showed she referred to Israel as a “sinister state” and said the country is full of "child murderers."
Khan, a British beauty blogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics, was recognized for becoming the first hijab-wearing model to star in a hair campaign for a major international brand last week.
Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing.
According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did the autopsy, told CNN that there were torture marks on her face and her tongue was “crushed between her teeth.”
Enacted by the British 153 years ago in 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code outlaws “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and also bans oral sex between man and woman, holding that only penile-vaginal sex was not "against the order of nature.”