Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rima Fakih and the Ground Zero Mosque

I posted before when Rima Fakih, who grow up just a couple of miles from the Warrendale neighborhood, became Miss USA 2010. I posted again when she found herself embroiled in controversy within twenty-four hours of winning this title.

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih
Since then, Ms. Fakih has found herself in the news again. There is a considerable amount of controversy as to whether or not a mosque and Islamic cultural center should be built two blocks away from Ground Zero in New York City.

Rima Fakih is the first Muslim woman to hold the title of Miss USA. As a result, she was asked her thoughts on the subject by Inside Edition yesterday. I think she gave the perfect answer.

She said that she agrees with President Barack Obama that the group in question certainly has the right to build such a mosque at that location. However, Ms. Fakih went on to say that it was simply not a good idea for it to be built there.

"It shouldn't be so close to the World Trade Center," Rima Fakih explained. "We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion."

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