The real question is whether one should be proud of a Muslim winning a beauty contest that seems to run counter to Muslim values of modesty. But since this is a different kind of violence, I guess many of us can choose to ignore it. Second, Arabs and Muslims are so routinely discriminated against, and racially profiled notoriously at airports , that seeing that one of us gets to make it in spite of being Muslim and Arab is another welcome relief. Now, the fact that the accomplishment had nothing to do with her intelligence, character or personal skills, but rather with her…huh… yeah, the entire combo, and that it entailed no other skill than to know how to undress herself with class, all this can be ignored because, hey, how often does an Arab Muslim get to represent America anyway? Third, Arabs and Muslims are always being accused of not integrating properly into mainstream Western culture. The process involves hiccups, but we try.
Rima Fakih drink driving arrest: Ex Miss USA 'weaving in traffic with a bottle of champagne'
First Arab-Muslim woman crowned Miss USA - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Shortly after the release of pictures showing Fakih cradling a dozen roses across her strapless white dress while balancing a shimmering tiara on her head, came photos of Fakih in red short shorts, a tiny tank top and towering stilettos while balancing against a pole. Fakih won the "Stripper " contest which was sponsored by a Detroit radio show Mojo in the Morning in Spike called the inquiry "ridiculous" because "she's wearing more clothes in the photos on our site than she was in those photos for the pageant. He said the contest was run by actual strippers, but the contestants did not strip. They're encouraged to wear comfortable clothes," Spike said. It was the latest controversy for the Miss USA pageant. In , the pageant's winner was overshadowed by the comments of runner-up Carrie Prejean opposing gay marriage.
New Miss USA Once Won Pole Dancing Contest
OK, we'll grant you that the "controversial" photos were taken during a "Stripper " pole-dancing competition sponsored by the Mojo In the Morning crew at a Detroit radio station. And we'll further agree that it is funny that our new Miss USA was crowned "champion" of said pole-dancing competition. But she's fully clothed in the "stripper" photos and half-naked in the Miss USA shots, so what gives? The Mojo In the Morning folks posted an alert on their website, saying they had been contacted by Trump's flunkies requesting more photographs and information regarding Fakih's involvement in the "Stripper " contest. Mojo's minions say the radio show will "not entertain requests to drag her name through the mud.
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