An Italian hospitality agency received an intriguing request from an Arab visitor. He wanted 500 attractive women between the ages of 18 to 37 who were at least 1.7 metre high who would be attending a party and each would receive about $90 for the evening’s work. The women showed up at the party arranged by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader and they left in awe and wonder — at what the heck is wrong with this man of the desert! The women might have been alerted to what would occur when told they could not display plunging necklines or wear mini-skirts, but to appear in a manner that had their bodies covered in clothes. The young leader, dressed in black, appeared before the women who each was given a copy of the Koran. He then proceeded to give a lecture on the superiority of the Muslim religion to decadent Christianity. It turns out the “party” was learning about the Muslim religion.
An attendee commented with a sigh, “I was expecting a party, not a lesson.” Another noted, “I feel very offended with regard to my religion.” From early accounts there are no signs of anyone rushing to the side of the Young Leader and swearing to become a Muslim.