Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Debbie Schlussel and Daniel Pipes decide to have a stupid-off to see who can sound like a bigger idiot regarding a Lebanese Muslim being chosen as Miss America.

Costco Coulter (the post has been removed from her blog):
"It’s a sad day in America but a very predictable one, given the politically correct, Islamo-pandering climate in which we’re mired. The Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ite Muslim, Miss Michigan Rima Fakih–whose bid for the pageant was financed by an Islamic terrorist and immigration fraud perpetrator–won the Miss USA contest. I was on top of this story before anyone, telling you about who Fakih is and her extremist and deadly ties."
Daniel Pipes expresses skepticism about the number of Muslim women winning beauty contests - he catalogs four examples from well-known contests like "Mlle. Picardie 2009" and "Miss Nottingham 2005" - before closing with a heroic display of ironclad logic:
They are all attractive, but this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants makes me suspect an odd form of affirmative action. My suspicion is borne out by the selection of Anisah Rasheed as Miss A&T at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Only one thing can confirm anecdotal evidence: more anecdotal evidence, preferably from a pageant at an obscure university where any such award has more to do with academic performance than appearance.

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