Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Turkish Delight- Muslima Poses for Cover of German Edition of Playboy

A 25 year old Turkish actress living in Berlin has turned heads and raised the ire of islamists and much of her own family for appearing in the German Edition of Playboy this month.

Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin, had until now been regarded as a glowing example of how a modern Muslim girl should behave in a multicultural society.

A successful actress starring in German television soap opera Good Times, Bad Times, she pleased her many fans and made her Turkish family proud.

But her latest move has shocked some of those fans, and enraged those closest to her.

Posing provocatively on the cover of German Playboy magazine with one breast exposed, Sila Sahin seems to be sending a clear and deliberate message to her conservative Turkish family.

'I did it because I wanted to be free at last,' she said. 'These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.'
Her family have, unsurprisingly, reacted with horror, and her mother has cut off all contact with the actress.

'My mother is still angry. It will be even more difficult with my grandparents, my aunts and my uncles,' she said on the website devoted to her television soap.

She has, however, managed to talk to her actor father, who expressed concern over the pressure she will inevitably face from those not only within the Turkish community in Germany, but from the wider Muslim community as a whole.

Ms Sahin's declared intention was to used the controversial Playboy photoshoot as a call to action for other Turkish girls who suffer the effects of their strict backgrounds, where women's choices are often limited, husbands are chosen for the girls and chastity closely controlled.

Salih (center) with cast members from German soap opera 'Good Times, Bad Times' in earlier photo shoot
Now granted some may question the wisdom of posing nude because you thought your parents might've been too strict, but Muslim women have been known to pay for much less with their lives at the hands of their own family- even in America.

Warning! The preceding image may be NSFW!
All that's missing is a verbal beatdown of some stupid mullah. On the plus side, her Turkish father is an actor himself and while probably not thrilled with her decision, isn't ready to write her out of the will or run her over yet.

Aside from the possible Rule 5 implications, I'm in favor of Ms. Sahin's decision for no other reason than I'm glad to see Muslimahs who aren't coerced into wearing what amounts to a Hefty bag with eye slits to appease some of their violent and backwards 7th century relatives.

They don't necessarily have to take everything off, either [altho' who am I to stop their exhibitionist displays? NANESB!] but I think an attractive Muslima not afraid to show off her beauty would be an even more effective emissary than any representative from the various crumbling authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.

[Hat Tip- Jammie Wearing Fool]


  1. I would agree to this wemon of all cultures should not be afaid to express there self the way they want to. The Muslim culture needs to wake up and see that the way that they treat the wemon in there culture is wrong and is what brings this kind of rebelion on themselfs. I think that she is a strong woman and should be proud of herself and not hang her head low but be proud of herself. I may not agree with the beibg nude but that is her desion.

  2. Wonderful pose and I like it. I was impressed and amazed. Big thanks for sharing.