Perhaps we can witness the formation of a new group of attractive women opposing the Jihad Center in New York. Hotties for America?
(NY P0st) — The reigning Miss USA has come out against the Ground Zero mosque, saying “it shouldn’t be so close” to Ground Zero.
The 24-year-old Rima Fakih, is the first Muslim winner of the Miss USA contest and is preparing for the Miss Universe Pageant, scheduled for Monday in Las Vegas.
“I totally agree with President Obama with the statement on Constitutional rights of freedom of religion,” Fakih told “Inside Edition” in an interview that will air tonight.
“I also agree that it shouldn’t be so close to the World Trade Center. We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion.”
The Miss USA dust-up ios all over the news and blogs today. A certain woman named Debbie, who is very defensive of her “copyrighted picture” is playing the Hezbollah card against Rima Fakih, but, frankly, this “Debbie” is about as credible, in my book, as, a used car salesman. So, I looked elsewhere for info on Rima Fakih. A blogger I DO trust, and who IS credible, Michelle Malkin, has a lot of Fakih, but nothing linking her to Hezbollah
She nearly tripped over her gown.
She called birth control a “controlled substance.”
She argued that contraceptives should be covered by health insurers because they are “expensive” — and then said you could get them for “free” from your OB/GYN’s office.
And now she is the new Miss USA:
Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich., won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions. When asked how she felt about winning the crown, she said, “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”
Fakih nearly fell while finishing her walk in a long, strapless gown because of the length of its train, but she made it without a spill and went on to win.
During the interview portion, Fakih was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she believed it should because it’s costly.
“I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it’s a controlled substance,” Fakih said.
Another blogger I admire, although I do not always agree with him, Allahpundit has a good take on the politics of the pageant, and some good thoughts from elsewhee.
Says The Anchoress:
I am not sure how a beautiful Muslim woman strutting before millions in a bikini (or tripping in a low-cut evening gown) is going to somehow please those religious fundamentalists devoted to hijab. Rather than accuse Rima Fakih of serving Shari’a, perhaps we should be worried that she will be marked for destruction by those who would kill a daughter for the dishonorable action of having been raped.
Or, who knows, perhaps Miss Fakih’s victory will help Muslims feel more mainstreamed, and less marginalized in a way that helps them identify with America. Wouldn’t that be a kick? If the most superficial of events, a beauty pageant, brings diplomatic progress?
Who needs “smart” diplomacy? Bring on the pretty girls!
Howie at Jawa Report, thinking along the same lines, writes: “…give it time, time for her bronze hotness to work its magic on the Arab mind.”
She’s in America. She’s doing what beautiful American girls do. She’s acting Western.
In an Islamic country, she’d likely be hung, beheaded, tortured or “honor” killed for shaming her uptight, sexually repressed, backward, stone age husband or father.
So while I get that people are upset about this, I suggest taking the big picture here. We have a young Muslim woman, without a burqa, who won Miss USA.
Let the Islamofascists put that in their pipe and smoke it.
See, not word about terror ties. Just a lot about the emptiness between Fakih’s ears. Now, if Michelle, or another CREDIBLE source, starts talking about terror ties, I will believe there might be something. But for now, not so much. So, Debs, you can go back to threatening legitimate bloggers over childish things now.
Why the Hell not? The Other McCain has thoughts on this and also on Miss Oklahoma’s politically incorrect answer, that might have cost her a crown.
No sooner was Rima Fakih named Miss USA than Americans erupted in outrage. No, I’m not talking about Michelle Malkin and Debbie Schlussel. I’m talking about Miss Fakih’s sponsors in the “Stripper 101″ contest: