Buon giorno dear readers, another politician’s been in involved in a sex scandal with a beautiful young woman, and che sorpresa, it’s an Italian politician.
Sandwiched between more sinister and significant news on Egypt and Tunisia, you’ve surely seen snippets and tid-bits of tattle about Ruby Rubacuori, (real name Karima el Mahrou). Moroccan-born Ruby allegedly had paid sexual relations with the PM while she was underage and a web of lies, corruption and general hullabaloo ensued.
This particular gorgeous young socialite may be a here today gone domani in the eyes of us who feel we’ve more important things to read and learn about when it comes to world affairs, but she did provoke Berlusconi to call a live TV show appearance on to defend himself. So I guess she gets my thumbs up for making a politician who should have known better to have to face the music (and lights and cameras) for his actions…
Cue rational question number one: Aren’t politicians supposed to be role models after all? And err… it’s not the first time Berlusconi’s been caught under a red light now, eco?
Making Il Cavaliere Blush.
What continues to baffle me is the surge in questions about whether this charming young siren is a Muslim. It harks back to Obamagate, when the tabloids decided to label the then President-in-the-making a Muslim.
Those wise and stoic ladies at Muslimah Media Watch have published a great piece about Ruby’s dubious ethnicity and faith. Ms Rubacuori/el Mahrou’s immigration status as a legalized/or not Moroccan is still the subject of much debate, but her sugar padrino Berlusconi got her out of custody by telling police she was Hosni Mubarak’s granddaughter.
Cue rational question number two: Did Signor B. play hooky during geography class when he was a bambino, thereby neglecting to observe that Algeria and Libya lie between Morocco and Egypt?
The Root of Il Problema
According to some news sources, despite having a devout Muslim father, Ruby allegedly converted to Catholicism at the age of twelve.
Muslimah Media Watch do a thorough mining of the European press, from La Repubblica to The Daily Mail and even a few dodgy YouTube vids to assess whether or not the PM’s paramour is perceived to be a Muslim. The overwhelming continental consensus is that Ruby Rubacuori is Moroccan, marvellously attractive but not in fact, a Muslim.
Cue rational question number three: What does it matter? Who cares if she’s Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist or Scientologist? Who gives a hoot if she’s Moroccan, Malaysian, Mayan or from Milan?
Shouldn’t the world really be questioning the behaviour and examples set by those chosen to lead nations and set standards for the generation of tomorrow?
Right rant over. Ciao bellos y bellas…