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Muslim-American Wins Miss USA Pageant, Conservative Bloggers Freak Out

by @ 11:44 am on May 17, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses

Miss USA

Once again, the Miss USA Pageant has become the subject for over-the-top commentary in the blogosphere. Last year, it was Carrie Prejean’s answer to a question about gay marriage allegedly costing her the crown. This year, it’s because a Muslim-American won:

LAS VEGAS – Lebanese immigrant Rima Fakih says it was a certain look from Donald Trump that tipped her off that she had won the 2010 Miss USA title.

The 24-year-old Miss Michigan beat out 50 other women to take the title Sunday night, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown.

She told reporters later that she believed she had won after glancing at pageant owner Trump as she awaited the results with the first runner-up, Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Elizabeth Woolard.

“That’s the same look that he gives them when he says, ‘You’re hired,'” on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” she said.

“She’s a great girl,” said Trump, who owns the pageant with NBC in a joint venture.

Fakih took top honors at the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after strutting confidently in an orange and gold bikini, wearing a strapless white gown that resembled a wedding dress and saying health insurance should cover birth control pills.

Fakih, an Arab-American from Dearborn, Mich., told pageant organizers her family celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths. She moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York, where she attended a Catholic school. Her family moved to Michigan in 2003.

Good for her, you might say, right ?

Well, not if your name is Debbie Schlussel:

It’s a sad day in America but a very predictable one, given the politically correct, Islamo-pandering climate in which we’re mired. The Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ite Muslim, Miss Michigan Rima Fakih–whose bid for the pageant was financed by an Islamic terrorist and immigration fraud perpetrator–won the Miss USA contest. I was on top of this story before anyone, telling you about who Fakih is and her extremist and deadly ties.

Schussel also claimed prior to the pageant that Fakih was part of some vast terrorist conspiracy:

Rima Fakih, Miss Michigan USA, who will compete in Sunday Night’s pageant broadcast on NBC, is a Dearbornistan Shi’ite Muslim who is a supporter of Hezbollah and used the pageant name at a forum promoting Islamic subjugation of women. She was born in the Hezbollah stronghold of Srifa in South Lebanon, which Israel was forced to attack in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war because it was a site of Hezbollah weaponry. Her devout Muslim family comes from the Hezbollah-controlled South Lebanon. Intelligence sources confirm that at least three of Fakih’s relatives are currently top officials in Hezbollah and that at least eight Fakih family members were Hezbollah terrorists killed by the Israelis in past Israel-Lebanese wars and interventions. Some of her family members were originally in Harakat Amal [the Shi'ite Amal militia], which is now essentially a part of Hezbollah. There’s a reason that even Al-Manar TV–Hezbollah’s official TV network–is high on Fakih in the Miss USA pageant.

Jim Hoft and JammieWearingFool both contend that it was Miss Oklahoma’s response to a question about Arizona’s immigration law that guaranteed that Fakih would win:

Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, ladies and gentleman, 2010’s Carrie Prejean. Let’s just hope she got rid of the nude photo spread.

Michelle Malkin picks up on the “political correctness” claim, and of course the Freepers chimed in soon after the winner was announced:

The fix was in, folks. Don’t believe for a second she won on merits. Everything since Obama has taken office has been about appeasing Muslims. This just falls right in line with it all.
by rintense

The Islamic concept of deceiving infidels–taqiyyah–is employed here, just as Mohammed Atta employed it when he patronized strippers and prostitues, drank alcohol in bars, and gambled in Vegas–most of that against Islamic law.
It is their creed and is exactly why they should never be trusted in this country.
by The_Media_never_lie

I’m sorry, but Hezbollah monkies don’t do it for me … LOL …
by Star Traveler

Maybe the IDF/Caterpillar can pancake her like St. Rachel Corrie.
by skimask

Jonathan Turley pretty much sums up how I feel:

It is a sad commentary on our contemporary politics that an Arab-American cannot simply win such a pageant without unleashing such a torrent of hateful conspiracy theories. I do not even like such pageants but it is astonishing how little it takes to vent such anger and prejudice. Of course, even a scarf on a donut commercial in enough to trigger a national boycott today, here.


Personally, I agree with The Jawa Report, there’s really only one thing that matters; she’s hot:

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24 Responses to “Muslim-American Wins Miss USA Pageant, Conservative Bloggers Freak Out”

  1. [...] Mataconis, meanwhile, ends his own post on the subject with compelling counter-evidence as to why Ms. Fakih might have won or why, who cares? posted in: Main Comments [...]

  2. Way too skinny – I don’t see sixpacks and traditional beauty queens going together well.

  3. [...] they’re wetting themselves because the hot woman in question is an Arab-American Muslim. Doug Mataconis reviews some of the resulting outrage, as does Jonathan [...]

  4. evreport says:

    She’s lovely.

  5. James Young says:

    You’re right: she’s hot.

    However, I’d be more worried about her murder at the hands of Islamofascists for her apparent apostasy than about anything Conservative bloggers might say.

  6. Reader says:

    (quote)Way too skinny – I don’t see sixpacks and traditional beauty queens going together well.(/quote)
    She just looks very fit to me. Miss Oklahoma is *much* thinner – downright emaciated, to my eye. Obviously fake boobs, too, whereas Miss Fakih’s look natural. Maybe that’s what made the difference!

  7. David says:

    There is a quaint euphemism for masturbation in Michigan called ‘Dating Miss. Michigan’..
    (shape of the lower peninsula is in the shape of a mitten)

  8. [...] those who are already half-crazed with paranoia and beholden to complicated conspiracy theories, this stuff is manna. But not the heavenly [...]

  9. You left out the part where Malkin reamed Fakih out for her asinine comments she made during the interview period, which was the majority of what Malkin’s post was composed of, including more than the upper half. In fact, Malkin’s post doesn’t even contain the words “political correctness”, she does however mention “identity politics”.

  10. A slightly less than clear answer at a beauty pageant ? Wow, what a shock.

    Miss Oklahoma’s answer wasn’t the stuff of Oxford debating rules either, to be fiar.

  11. Llarry says:

    She looked better three years ago, when she was pole dancing for a radio station, like all good Muslim women do.

    And spare me the grieving over the “anger and prejudice.” Not a day goes by that Americans aren’t threatened by Muslims, including Muslim Americans. Just a few weeks ago Comedy Central was the subject of death threats by Muslim Americans.

    Muslim Americans are killing their fellow citizens in Afghanistan. One of the most viciously influential terrorists in the world today is a Muslim American who preaches that his fellow citizens should be murdered.

    Nobody is saying that this slutty dope should be killed, harassed, or even shunned, so stop with the whining. She’s going to be a big star now. The only danger she faces is from her co-religionists.

  12. Michael Sheridan says:

    I would like to know when Trump is going to take control of his judges. He needs to take them aside and tell them to keep politics out of the contest. It may cause controversy and raise ratings but is that really what we want in a beauty pageant? First gay marriage and now immigration. Where does it end, with how the president is doing? Should he be impeached ? Is he a Socialist ?

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  14. Norris Hall says:

    While most Americans gloss over the results of beauty pagents with a yawn…conservatives seem to be keeping a sharp eye on them for political, racial and cultural correctness.

    Tranlation: If anyone but a white Christian wins…check it out . Something sneaky is going on here. Some “an odd form of affirmative action”.

    What I find odd is that some conservative thinkers are spending real time keeping track of beauty pageants to make sure they are “politically and racially correct”

    Have you got nothing better do do with your time.

    Some conservatives are beginning to sound like the Germans in Nazi Germany who tried to perpetuate an Aryan race by belittling people whose race, skin color and background were not Nordic or Christian.

    Stop acting like poor uneducated white supremacists.

  15. Llarry says:

    Some conservatives are beginning to sound like the Germans in Nazi Germany who tried to perpetuate an Aryan race by belittling people whose race, skin color and background were not Nordic or Christian.

    This is a refreshingly original idea: comparing conservatives to Nazis. It may just catch on!

  16. zone says:

    Too skinny for me….

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  18. Jeff says:

    LLarry (#15):
    Look past the label at the actions and attitudes. If they’re too similar for your tastes, get involved and do something more effective than just posting on forums filed with people who (mostly) agree with you. Each of us is personally, solely, individually responsible for the world around us, and each of us has the capacity — as well as the moral and ethical obligation — to do everything we can to make it as good as it can be for all of us.

    On a slightly different vein, wouldn’t it look weird if a headline screamed about a “Christian-American woman” or an “Atheist-American woman”? One of the things that the Zionists have truly screwed up in America is the idea that religion is an ethnic trait. It isn’t, and most major religions preach that it shouldn’t be.

  19. Dingleberry says:

    Finally, an Arab woman who shaves! I wonder why Miss Oklahoma was asked about Arizona immigration law, yet “Miss Hezbollah” was not asked about radical Islam and the death of all Americans? Just curious…

  20. Plessy Ferguson says:

    Norris Hall says: Stop acting like poor uneducated white supremacists.
    No problem, Norris, as soon as they do away with the “Miss Black USA” pageant.

  21. Brian Carr says:

    I cannot even believe this blog even exists. The fact that many of you actually took the time to watch this piece of crap astounds me. I have no feelings about the winner, just sadness that it was watched. This pageant has about as much to do with political correctness as my penis.

  22. nina says:

    Dingleberry we do shave and we don’t kill people, we have respect manners and a good up bringing, which most of you don’t have, you’re so jealous she is beautiful hot, face it you have no morals its killing most of you that an arab american woman is miss usa, I wonder why haters keep hating shes beautiful and like it or not she is miss usa 2010 and there is not a god dam thing u or anyone can do about it fair and square she was the hottest out of 50 women live it with face reality, Lebanies women are the hottest in the world, by the way Im muslim and i also believe in christmas easter and every other holiday, and Im here to stay so is Rima fakih miss usa 2010 and bet on it miss usa 2011 will be arab american and from dearborn mi and muslim no go take classes in morality and class.

  23. Barenziah58 says:

    The rightwinger are missing than point it is than beauty contest. She is than non-religious muslim woman nothing will happen to her from the muslim. All muslim like me are watching the righterwing being all bent out of shape by than muslim woman winning Miss America tittle. She is walking alittle on the wild side she will settlen down turn into than religious muslim get marry than have 4 or 5 kids than be very strict with her daughter. Plus she is smokeing hot beautiful in the bikini she wear.

  24. Barenziah58 says:

    I take two control drugs everyday I take two type of Inslin. You just cannot walk into than drug store than get Inslim off counter, you needed than note from an doctor to get it. Than control Drug or sustain isnot alway illegal it just control by the government as to whom use the drug.

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