The first dark-skinned winner of the Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her on social media.
“I will not back down because of the people who criticised me,” Khadija Ben Hamou told Algerian news site TSA.
Slurs about her skin colour, nose and lips have been made about her on Facebook and Twitter.
Darker-skinned Algerians face discrimination in the North African state.
Funny they don’t mention Islam…