AllHipHop.com reports Najee Ali, the National Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is furious with Lil’ Kim and Russell Simmons for the December/January 2003 cover of Simmons’ One World Magazine. The cover features Lil Kim wearing a Maroon burka-like head piece, the traditional head covering for Muslim women. “That this magazine ran with Lil Kim on the cover like this, is totally unacceptable” Ali said. “Russell Simmons has stood with Louis Farrakhan and had him host Hip Hop Meetings for peace. Does he want to build bridges with the men of Islam, but disrespect the women? I don’t think so. It is part of every Muslim man’s duty to defend the integrity of the women in our community. They need to apologize immediately, as there is no justification for this whatsoever.”
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