Sunday, May 16, 2010
Terrorist-Backed Muslim Contestant Named Miss USA
Controversy erupted at last year's Miss USA pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump, after the first runner up, California's Carrie Prejean, stated her personal opposition to same-sex marriages after being questioned by controversial gay gossip blogger, Perez Hilton. Hilton, a judge at the pageant, later used his blog to trash her response. In the wake of the controversy, California pageant officials stripped Prejean of her crown and pressure mounted on Trump to disqualify her as well. Prejean sued the pageant officials, which entered into an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with her. During Shami's questioning by a judge tonight, she stated her belief that health insurance should cover the cost of birth control pills for women. Miss Oklahoma, tonight's first runner up no doubt lost out in the competition after she gave a politically incorrect answer to a question about Arizona's new law on illegal immigrants--she supports it and states' rights in general. Unlike Miss Michigan, Miss Oklahoma didn't stumble and almost fall while modeling her gown to judges.
In the past, Trump agreed to move the Miss Universe competition, which he also owns, out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates after the Islamic nation refused to allow Miss Israel to be admitted to compete in the pageant. This year's competition had already generated controversy after official photos of the contestants were taken having them dressed and posing as prostitutes. So how will Americans, particularly the victims of 9/11 family members, react to the crowning of a terrorist-backed Muslim as the new Miss USA? Will the mainstream media spend as much time discussing her controversial support of Islamic treatment of women as second class citizens and her family's terrorist ties as they did Prejean's views on same-sex marriage? Or will they completely ignore it for the sake of political correctness? I'm betting on the latter.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that our new Miss USA is a stripper pole dancer champion as well. How fitting.