Rima Fakih - First Muslim Miss USA: Schlussel wirft mit Schuld durch Assoziation
If we were to follow this kind of idiotic logic, then every person here in the USA that becomes anything or wins anything from let's say Italian backround, German backround, Israeli backround etc. could be Mafia? Nazi? or Mossad Agent? This kind of logic is "guilt by association", something the right wing fundamentalists have done to every Muslim in the USA, especially since 911.
I recommend reading an article by Ahmed Rehab regarding the weird obsession that the right wing has with Islam: Ahmed Rehab: Miss USA scrutiny indicates weird obsession with Islam
The Constitution guarantees our freedoms....race, religion, etc. In the future, if an actual Muslim was to become President, that is actually acceptable by our own forefathers.... (I will cite that soon) what would these extremists do then? America is a country that has a majority Christian community, however it is not a "Christian Nation" or "Christian State". Also, it is not the 4th Reich that it is made only for Europeans. It is a country that was founded on the principle of equality and justice. Every person from every nation, creed, culture, race, religion, gender etc. is welcome here. We pay taxes, we join the armed forces, we work in corporations, we work in the government, we are part of this country...no matter how much the right wing fundamentalist fascists think we are not. The law is the law, and in this case they are outside of the Constitutional Law that guarantees these freedoms. Every new group that has come to America has had to go through this "gauntlet" of extremist....Catholics, Italians, Irish, Germans, Jews, etc. They all had to pay their dues before being "jumped into the club" of America. It is now the turn of Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Turks, Pakistanis, Indians, etc. The fact that a Muslim won the Miss USA pageant is important, because it normalizes the idea of American Muslims, which the fascists hate, because they want you to believe Muslims are all Terrorists (eventhough that is less than 1% of the population of Muslims in the world). Read more: www.islamdenouncesterrorism.com
Ironically, Rima would be ostracized by Hezbullah, which is the crazy part of these idiotic accusations. Something important to note here is that at one time these same right wing fundamentalists accused Muslim women who wear Hijab as being extremist (which is not true), however now these accusations send out a very clear message to the Islamic world and community that if a Muslim woman wears a headscarf, chador, burkah, niqab, bikini, or nothing at all...she still will be accused of being a terrorist! This fascist ideology of the right wing fundamentalists has to stop! This is unjust and un-American.
Hopefully, through proper education and understanding of Islam and the Constitution of the USA, people like Debbie Schlussel will come to understand that they are misinformed and following a dangerous path of hate and fascism. Otherwise, if these right wing fundamentalists get their way, we all will be wearing "Green Crescents" on our chest and hiding in attics and basements.