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The Media's Role in Combating Unilateral Points of View

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The following summarizes the author's comments at a round table this week to launch UNESCO's World Report "Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercu...

Muslim Miss USA Rima Fakih Talks Faith, Being An Ambassador For Muslims

Religion News Service | By Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Rima Fakih's path from Lebanon to Las Vegas, where she was crowned Miss USA on May 16, is not unlike oth...

In Defence of an Arab-American Beauty Queen

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Faisal J. Abbas

I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.

The Miss USA Pageant And The Politics Of Beauty

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Disgrasian

One of the most awesomely fake controversies of the year has got to be the decrying of newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih--the first Muslim-American an...

Muslim Miss USA: Progress Or Immodesty?

Religion News Service | By Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Europe's burqa debate and a steady stream of media images showing veiled women have led to a widespread...

She's Hot and Hezbollah: When Women Are Wielded as Ideological Weapons

Haroon Moghul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Fakih will be wielded as a weapon to tell women what they're wearing is wrong. For far too long, women -- or women reduced to their bodies -- have been the fields on which ideas, identities, and now corporations do battle.

Miss USA Scrutiny Indicates Weird Obsession with Islam

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

Just one day after Rima Fakih, an Arab-American Lebanese Muslim from Michigan, won the Miss USA pageant, her faith took center stage, and sure enough, some found a way to "link" her to terrorism.

Rima Fakih Stripper PHOTOS: Miss USA's Pole Dancing Past Revealed; Pageant Officials Investigate (PICTURE, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It didn't take long for the new Miss USA to become embroiled in a scandal: Rima Fakih--an Arab-American from Dearborn, Michigan, who was crowned Miss ...

Rima Fakih Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE: Miss USA Rima Fakih is embroiled in her first scandal: a website posted photos of the beauty queen participating in (and winning) a pole danci...

Donald Trump On Racy Miss USA Photos: 'I Have No Problem With It' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Donald Trump definitely subscribes to the philosophy that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Of the sexy Miss USA promo photos, the pageant owner...

Miss USA Promo Photos: Too Hot Or Just Right? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update: Pageant owner Donald Trump has said he has "no problem with" the photos. And former Miss USA Tara Conner, who admitted to drug and alcohol ab...