The new Miss USA, Rima Fakih, is the center of a lot of controversy right now. The primary questions being asked are is she a Muslim? What about her winning pole-dancing contest? Is she secretly an Islamic extremist?
Rima is an immigrant from Lebanon who was raised as both a Christian and Muslim. She seems far from an Islamic extremist. However, others insist that the connection of her name to some of the Islamic extremists must put her under suspicion. Others see Rima’s win as a big step in the right direction to a decrease in racism.