Miss Oklahoma gets a hard, provocative question about the Arizona Illegal Immigrant law but the Arab-American winner, Miss Michigan USA Rima Fakih, is not asked whether she would denounce Hezbollah — the major terrorist organization from her family’s native country, Lebanon.
Ace is all over the fact that the winner of the Miss USA pagent is a Muslim woman — nothing wrong with that. But,
But I don’t have to believe this woman to be a terrorist or terrorist-supporter to believe that if we’re going to be asking difficult questions of beauty pageant contests, we can and should be asking them if they support murder or not.
Well — maybe it won’t matter so much after all? The NY Daily News has this:
Miss Michigan, who made history Sunday night as the first Arab-American to win the Miss USA beauty pageant, won a pole dancing contest in 2007 hosted by local Detroit radio morning show Mojo in the Morning.
In a series of photos posted on the radio show’s Web site, Fakih is seen provocatively working her way up and down a stripper pole while wearing a blue tank top, bottom-grazing red shorts and a pair of high heels. Another photo shows her wearing a bra stuffed with dollar bills.
I agree with Ace that it’s probably a good thing to “sexualize” Muslim women — maybe that can empower them to fight back against the heinous treatment of the fairer sex in Islamic cultures. However, I’m getting tired of the double standards of these pageant producers that feel like it’s their duty to sabotage and denigrate contestants that don’t tow the “Progressive” political line!
Oh well, if for any reason the winner can’t fulfill the duties of being Miss USA, the crown will go to the first runner up.
You never know . . .