Conservatives Slam Arab Miss USA For Being Muslim
Rima Fakih is a 24-year-old Arab-American from Lebanon, whose ascension to Miss Michigan and now Miss USA has some right-wingers going nuts.
Debbie Schlussel, a conservative blogger, charged that Fakih was a radical Muslim because she shares her family name with some officials in Hezbollah , the militant Lebanese Shiite Muslim group.
The Jewish Internet Defense Force, a pro-Israeli website, proclaimed it “a dark day for America.”
Daniel Pipes, an outspoken neoconservative author and former adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign, wondered about “this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants” — he listed five examples in three countries since 2005 — and suggested that the Donald Trump-owned Miss USA pageant had bowed to affirmative action.
It’s unlikely that the bikini-clad Fikah would be a welcome visitor in a Hezbollah training camp, and even more unlikely that she represents any threat to America. Schlussel, who has made a career of anti-Muslim alarmism, recently put up a post titled: “Reason #883,254 Not to Eat at Muslim-Owned Falafel Shops,” and claims Fikah is engaging in “deception of the infidels to further the cause of Islam/jihad.” Yeah, that’s exactly what she was thinking when they put the crown on her head.Click here for reuse options!
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