Muslim Miss USA: Progress Or Immodesty?

Miss USA Rima FakihBy Omar Sacirbey

Europe’s burqa debate and a steady stream of media images showing veiled women have led to a widespread impression that all Muslims are obsessed with covering the female body.

It might be a surprise, then, that many Muslim Americans are toasting Rima Fakih, who made history on 16 May by becoming the first Muslim crowned Miss USA, Religion News Service reports.

Fakih, who donned a gold bikini and a strapless white dress for the pageant, will return to Las Vegas in August when she represents America in the Miss Universe contest.

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