Miss USA: I think they should move the Ground Zero mosque

posted at 5:06 pm on August 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

Red hot and an intolerant neo-fascist wingnut. What’s not to love?

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.”

I’m pretty sure The One doesn’t agree with that latter point, but consider this evidence that I was wrong in what I said earlier. His lame hedge on the mosque is fooling some people after all! Nice work, champ.

I’m glad she weighed in because the clip below is just what the doctor ordered for a slow, dreary Friday afternoon. You’re welcome. On a serious note, and per the fact that she’s coming at this as both an American and a Muslim, read this NYT piece sampling Muslim opinion on the subject from around New York City. Dan Foster at NRO is struck by how reasonable most of the people interviewed sound, as am I, not because they’re Muslim but because, after a week of nails-on-the-chalkboard screeching from the left, any change in tone is refreshing. Same goes for Howard Dean, frankly, even if he is taking care to keep up his membership in the he-man wingnut-haters club.


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Rima is so hot my eyes burned out of my head.

rickyricardo on August 20, 2010 at 5:08 PM

But she’s a secret evol Musslim as per Debbie Schlussel’s article

Doctor Zhivago on August 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Oh yes.

That is what she kept screaming in my ear.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:10 PM

My favorite Orwellian reference to date is how the reasoned, main stream thought on any subject (and most times a vast majority) is described as wingnut.

anuts on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

….and a new fatwa on Miss USA in 3…2…1

cynccook on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Rima is so hot my eyes burned out of my head.

Yeah, it’s ridiculous.

Allahpundit on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

No federal installations near ground zero and no meddling with private projects.

Spathi on August 20, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Like a Vicky’s Secret angel on acid.

CurtZHP on August 20, 2010 at 5:12 PM

She needs implants. Her nuts ain’t big enough.

LtE126 on August 20, 2010 at 5:12 PM

She’s not a miss , she’s a hit.

the_nile on August 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Hey, I am going to be down in Vegas on Monday. Can I do a guest spot interview for Hot Air?

JamesB on August 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I hope she has good security.

stefanite on August 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM

….and a new fatwa on Miss USA in 3…2…1

cynccook on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Didn’t she already get one for this?
(Not very SFW)
http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/17/miss-usa-2010-rima-fakih-miss-michigan-pole-dancing-stripping/

CPL 310 on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Rauf also said he has been working on a way to “Americanize Islam,” although he did not elaborate on what an American version of Islam might look like.

“The same principles and rituals were everywhere, but what happened in different regions was there were different interpretations,” he said. “So we recognize that our heritage allows for re-expressing the internal principles of our religion in different cultural times and places.”

Who cares to translate this from bullcrap Taqiyya to English?

Disturb the Universe on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

That outfit of hers is so gaudy and stupid that the entire world will, for good reason, laugh at her and the U.S.

I hope she wins the world title so that we can read how ‘wonderful’ the moron is, just like Obama with his empty Nobel.

Nothing has so much more meaning these days.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

This is a great day for America.

And I seem to recall nitwits here and there claiming she was some sort of harbinger of the Muslim’s masterplan to take control of the country by taking over the Miss USA pageant.

Good lord…could she potentially take a harsher view of this than Dubya? :S

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

….and a new fatwa on Miss USA in 3…2…1

cynccook on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

That’s what left wing media does..

the_nile on August 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Dude, that costume looks pretty awesome.

El_Terrible on August 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Note to ummah: You can speed up the Islamification of America by taking the burqas off the hot Muslim women.

Disturb the Universe on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

She pretty hot

taney71 on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I hope she has good security.

stefanite on August 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM

No kidding.

darwin on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

That outfit of hers is so gaudy and stupid that the entire world will, for good reason, laugh at her and the U.S.

Not at all. The costumes at the beginning of the pageant are all gaudy and stupid. That’s almost the point.

Allahpundit on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

El_Terrible on August 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM

I’d let that bird poop on me, anytime.

lorien1973 on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

I need Izquierdo to make me an outfit like that for opening night at Gutfeld’s club.

Come to think of it, maybe Izquierdo would be a good name for the place: Izquierdo at Park 51

forest on August 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM

That outfit of hers is so gaudy and stupid that the entire world will, for good reason, laugh at her and the U.S.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

The hell you say, sir. Tempting me to believe in angels.

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Any beauty pageant contestant that wants to move the Ground Zero mosque should be probed.
– Nancy Pelosi

My collie says:

FINALLY! Something Nancy and AllahPundit’s readership will agree upon.

CyberCipher on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Mebbe Palin can wear it at her Inauguration!

rayra on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Angels and eagles are indignant.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Miss Freedom Warrior USA
============================

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

More Miss Universe costumes if anyone wants.

El_Terrible on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

She pretty hot

taney71 on August 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

She be smoking hot. I hope her boyfriend is some Orthodox Jewish guy. No doubt Islamofascist heads are popping (amongst other things) over her, er, statement.

darwin on August 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM

“What’s there not to love?”

Sadly not surprising that AllahPundit would “love” Rima Fakih, a Muslim terrorist supporter whose relatives are all high level members of Hezbollah:
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/21971/confirmed-islamic-terrorist-helped-fund-miss-michigan-usa-pageant/

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Nazi Pelosi wants to investigate the 9-11 families, Harry the Cadaver Reis, Howard Dean, Rima and all others because they disagree with the mosque being built in the present location. Pelosi is living proof that liberlaism is a progressive mental disorder ending in insanity. Her days of cognizance are numbered.

volsense on August 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Who knew? Miss America is a member of the so-called Bigot Brigade™. And a Muslim, no less. This is going to mess with a lot of people’s heads.

hepcat on August 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I wonder how she goes over in Saudi Arabia?

darwin on August 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Yeah, and she also said that Fred Thompson was a Pan-Islamist. She’s nuttier than a fruitcake.

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Maybe she should facilitate the Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations coming up.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Definitely not Sharia Law compliant.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Now, lets insert Sharia Law in here and see how far this gets.

Talk about Hawt!

Kini on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Rima Fakih,Roman Temple Pillar Destroyer!!

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Now that,is America!

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Rima is so hot my eyes burned out of my head.

rickyricardo on August 20, 2010 at 5:08 PM

She’s easily the poster child for why it’s wrong to put women in burkas.

Esthier on August 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM

She said that about Fred, my home state home boy?

She really is a loon.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM

That outfit of hers is so gaudy and stupid that the entire world will, for good reason, laugh at her and the U.S.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Grandma?!? Is that you?!?

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM


We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion.

It wasn’t a “tragedy” … it was an atrocity.

Tony737 on August 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Oh yes.

God bless you AllaP. It takes so little to make you happy.

rihar on August 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Now that,is America!

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Yep, sadly. Look beyond her skin and the ‘gentlemen’s’ other ‘brain’.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:27 PM

She’s easily the poster child for why it’s wrong to put women in burkas.

Esthier on August 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Unless they are see through burkas.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Golden Eagle Global Strike Angel
================================

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Panties and Pasties Be Upon Her.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Definitely not Sharia Law compliant.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

You’ve never heard of “taquiyya” have you, or “deception for the infidel”?

The fact is you and others are praising the Muslim Rima Fakih, who openly supports terrorism against Israel and whose relatives are high level members of Hezbollah. And AllahPundit now “loves” this terrorist supporter. Pretty sad so many “conservatives” are this clueless.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

“What’s there not to love?”

Sadly not surprising that AllahPundit would “love” Rima Fakih, a Muslim terrorist supporter whose relatives are all high level members of Hezbollah:
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/21971/confirmed-islamic-terrorist-helped-fund-miss-michigan-usa-pageant/

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM

I’ll guess she’s not hezbollah.

the_nile on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

She’s stunning but that costume/outfit is absurd.

But she looks good in it. Somehow.

Muslims, like Christians, like Jews, like Buddhists, like atheists, like everybody else are unique individuals. No two of them are the same.

Conservatives believe in the individual. Every individual is unique and different from every other person. Let’s try to remember that when we think about Muslims.

And there is only one Rima Fakih. Wow.

SteveMG on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Grandma?!? Is that you?!?

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM

To be sure, you can call me, or anyone, anything you wish. Won’t affect a thing.

Have you bothered to read about the story behind that outfit, beyond just looking at the caption? This is nothing new, just perfect timing for a slow Friday afternoon.

For your and the others’ fun, I’m all for it. Otherwise, you’re missing the substance, but have at it.

Ignorance is always bliss.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

She said that about Fred, my home state home boy?

She really is a loon.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Just google hers and Fred’s name. First result. I don’t want to link to the cow.

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Mebbe Palin can wear it at her Inauguration!

rayra on August 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Agreed

rihar on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Not everyone takes Debbie seriously.

Esthier on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Doctor Zhivago on August 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM

There’s not one quote from Rima Fakih in Debbie Schlussel’s article. Why do you think that is? Terrible reporting. Schlussel’s a hack.

hepcat on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I look at that gorgeous, sexy girl and am filled with feelings of…patriotism.

Daemonocracy on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Lets’ just forget all this nonsense about moving the Victory Mega Mosque a few blocks further from the former footprints of the Twin Towers. Nobody has even bothered to build anything in those former footprints anyway, even after almost 9 years, so they can’t be very important. Let’s have two Victory Mega Mosques built, one in the place of each of the former Twin Towers and make then even more stories. Why not? The U.S. Military has “May you have a blessed Ramadan” posters greeting U.S. troops outside it’s base mess tents and U.S. troops have been ordered to minimize eating and drinking in front of the Afghans, who in turn have offered them instructions on Ramadan’s meaning and practices.. Get with the program and follow the lead of the U.S. Military, you anti-military, intolerant, non-Sharia compliant, Islamophobes!

Tav on August 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Lighten up dumbass

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Dan Foster at NRO is struck by how reasonable most of the people interviewed sound, as am I, not because they’re Muslim but because, after a week of nails-on-the-chalkboard screeching from the left, any change in tone is refreshing.

Yeah, that was impressive and I say that as one who is starting to become a bit intolerant of them, I’m ashamed to say. Guess it has a lot to do with perpesctive and agendas. I’ve only known a few Muslims here in fly over country and most have seemed pretty assimilated, but news wise, all we see are the crazies and manipulators. A lot like Congress, I guess.

a capella on August 20, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Heres Rima Fakih’s Fighter Jet!
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http://www.wcam.mb.ca/HawkOne2.gif

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM

You’ve never heard of “taquiyya” have you, or “deception for the infidel”?

The fact is you and others are praising the Muslim Rima Fakih, who openly supports terrorism against Israel and whose relatives are high level members of Hezbollah. And AllahPundit now “loves” this terrorist supporter. Pretty sad so many “conservatives” are this clueless.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Maybe we can help the radical pageant wing of hizbollah take over?

I for one , welcome our..

the_nile on August 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Refer to my previous post at 5:31PM.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM

whoa! Wonder Woman eat your heart out, there’s a new superhero in town.

awesome.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Do you have anything on what she said, rather than what others have said about her?

I don’t believe wearing skimpy clothes makes you a moderate, so I am willing to listen.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Rima is so hot my eyes burned out of my head.

Yeah, it’s ridiculous.

Allahpundit on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

She might be hot now, but in 30 years she’s going to look like this.

UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Unless they are see through burkas.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Even then.

Esthier on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

You’re welcome.

Fourth of July and Christmas in August.

thanks!

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

She might be hot now, but in 30 years she’s going to look like this.

UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Allah. Ban. Please.

MadisonConservative on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Racist Islamophobe!

Opposite Day on August 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM

She might be hot now, but in 30 years she’s going to look like this.

UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

That is why when she turns 40 you trad her in for two 20s.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Allahpundit, we need more pix in order to keep abreast of this developing situation.

rbj on August 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Yeah, that was impressive and I say that as one who is starting to become a bit intolerant of them, I’m ashamed to say. Guess it has a lot to do with perpesctive and agendas. I’ve only known a few Muslims here in fly over country and most have seemed pretty assimilated, but news wise, all we see are the crazies and manipulators. A lot like Congress, I guess.

a capella on August 20, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Self reflection can be the key to moving past that if you want to. I completely understand why some people are becoming intolerant to all Muslims, and I agree that it would be helpful if the news would highlight more of the sane ones.

Esthier on August 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Heres the link,for the other costums,and
yowaaazuuuurr,she is got thee best!!
==========================================

Miss Universe Costume Parade

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/miss_universe_costume_parade_1cS7lY5vsisgEfA9DMzrJO?photo_num=36

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM

y’know, if some of those gals in Afghanistan looked anything like that under the burkhas (we don’t know for sure), the boys would gladly stay therre another 30-40 years.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM

“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.”

Since her opinion only counts half as much as a man, you need to find video of another red hot intolerant neo-fascist wingnut to make up the difference.

malclave on August 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM

he might be hot now, but in 30 years she’s going to look like this.

UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

i couldn’t hit the back button fast enough on that one, shame on you.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Perez Hilton, you have a call on line one.

BKeyser on August 20, 2010 at 5:40 PM

that costume is even correct down to the “E Pluribus Unum”. It’s not watered down squishy stuff like they’re planning for Captain America or Wonder Woman, I mean, who the hell puts WW in pants??? check out Rima!

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:41 PM

She’s not doing the legs right.

exception on August 20, 2010 at 5:44 PM

That is why when she turns 40 you trad her in for two 20s.

Holger on August 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Will you be wired for 220?

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 5:45 PM

For all of the idiots out there who would blow themselves up for the chance at 72 virgins, take note: this is what some of your women would look like if you’d just let them unwrap themselves from those hideous burqas. Way better than a goat, wouldn’t you say? Thank you.

joejm65 on August 20, 2010 at 5:45 PM

who the hell puts WW in pants

Yeah, but they did the same thing in the 1970′s to get “hip” with her. She went back to her lingerie. It’ll happen again. WW always ends up mostly naked.

lorien1973 on August 20, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Do you have anything on what she said, rather than what others have said about her?

I don’t believe wearing skimpy clothes makes you a moderate, so I am willing to listen.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM

She has been using her status as “Miss U.S.A.” to spread the phony notion that Islam is a “religion of peace.” http://www.debbieschlussel.com/24493/i-warned-you-muslim-miss-usa-steps-up-propaganda/
Meanwhile, many of her relatives are high level Hezbollah members who openly support terrorism. She is a Muslim terrorist supporter and devout Muslim who happens to wear a bikini to deceive the infidel. Some are not fooled by her, but sadly many are.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM

i couldn’t hit the back button fast enough on that one, shame on you.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Hee hee… Sorry guys, just trying to have some fun.

It’s beer O’clock….. see y’all tomorrow!

UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Hey AP, how about giving the ladies some Marco Rubio in a leopard thong to even things out? I’d even settle for a shirtless pic if you can find any. lol

RepubChica on August 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Kaboom: Steve Emerson Unearths Tapes of “Moderate Bridge-Building” Imam Rauf — Ace

ya2daup on August 20, 2010 at 5:50 PM

She has been using her status as “Miss U.S.A.” to spread the phony notion that Islam is a “religion of peace.” http://www.debbieschlussel.com/24493/i-warned-you-muslim-miss-usa-steps-up-propaganda/
Meanwhile, many of her relatives are high level Hezbollah members who openly support terrorism. She is a Muslim terrorist supporter and devout Muslim who happens to wear a bikini to deceive the infidel. Some are not fooled by her, but sadly many are.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM

lol

Doctor Zhivago on August 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM

She might be hot now, but in 30 years she’s going to look like this.
UltimateBob on August 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Good one. I thought you were going to post a pic of Helen Thomas. To be honest, you chose the lesser of two evils…

joejm65 on August 20, 2010 at 5:56 PM

after a week of nails-on-the-chalkboard screeching from the left

Ouch! That hurts!

Del Dolemonte on August 20, 2010 at 5:57 PM

We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion.”

Richard Simmons agrees

;-)

macncheez on August 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Has Schlussel ever seen a public Muslim she could approve of?

DRPrice on August 20, 2010 at 5:59 PM

She is a Muslim terrorist supporter and devout Muslim who happens to wear a bikini to deceive the infidel. Some are not fooled by her, but sadly many are.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM

well then, keep the state secrets away from her and keep her in the bird costume and we’re good, baby.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Steve Emerson has unearthed 13 hours of audio tape of Imam Rauf. Emerson and his team of investigators has spent the past four weeks going through the newly found material. Rauf is a “radical extremist cleric who cloaks himself in sheep’s clothing.”
Among the shocking revelations Emerson’s team will reveal next week — they found Rauf:

Defending wahhabism – a puritanical version of Islam that governs Saudi Arabia

Calling for the elimination of Israel by claiming a one-nation state, meaning no more Jewish State.

Defending Bin Laden’s violence

If only the media would have been this good in 2007-08 with other preachers…

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM

You’ve never heard of “taquiyya” have you, or “deception for the infidel”?

The fact is you and others are praising the Muslim Rima Fakih, who openly supports terrorism against Israel and whose relatives are high level members of Hezbollah. And AllahPundit now “loves” this terrorist supporter. Pretty sad so many “conservatives” are this clueless.

Gabe on August 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

See, this is why some people think us on the right are insane. Not everything is taqiyya. Some Muslims actually aren’t terrorists. I think Islam is abhorrent, but I know that Muslims are individuals, and many of them shun the most extreme tenets of the religion.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 20, 2010 at 6:01 PM

…..I’d like to rima her fakih…..

And yes, Sarah Palin would look DEADLY in that outfit….the mind boggles….

guitarguy on August 20, 2010 at 6:01 PM

….and a new fatwa on Miss USA in 3…2…1

cynccook on August 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I’d put a fatwa on her, IYKWIMAITYD.

Tim Burton on August 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Kaboom: Steve Emerson Unearths Tapes of “Moderate Bridge-Building” Imam Rauf — Ace

ya2daup on August 20, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Needs its own thread!

Disturb the Universe on August 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM

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