Monday, May 17, 2010

Miss USA

The new Miss USA is Rima Fikah from Dearborn, Michigan. As her name and home town suggest, she is Arab-American -- of Lebanese descent, from a Shiite Moslem family and apparently the first Arab-American and Moslem to win the title. She got onto the pageant circuit hoping to pay off her college tuition.

A blond from Oklahoma who said she was in favor of the new Arizona immigration law was the first runner-up.

We will pass over the probable reactions of right wingers to a Moslem Miss USA and pass over the probable reactions of conservative Moslems to a Moslem woman on a runway in a bikini.

I think it's neat this young lady won. Up Michigan! And up diversity!


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