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Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

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.