Pole-Dancing Miss USA a Conundrum for Muslims

Pole-Dancing Miss USA a Conundrum for Muslims
This is America.
Pictures of her competing in a Detroit radio’s station’s “Stripper 101” pole dancing contest held in 2007 have hit the net.
Okay so she won the thing. She got her own stripper pole and adult toys.

Honestly, she sounds like my kinda girl…
So she came here as a baby. She attended a “Christian” school but celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths.
Well, ok, so the religion thing does tend to through a wrench into things but I think I might be able to over look it.
There are those saying it’s cool. And those who you’ll find anywhere called “tight asses” who have problems with her in a two piece swim suit.
I’m sure the women went through a ton of wax to be able to wear it.
And then there are the “Muslims” who won’t like the clothes she wears. I know people of other faiths who won’t like the clothes she wears.
Most of them wish they could fit in the clothes she wears.
Then you have the ones saying she has family in terrorist groups.
What about those in the us who blow up abortion clinics and shoot doctors that perform abortions?
Aren’t those terrorist acts?
Sure they are.
Oh, sorry, they have “God” behind them…
Now there are those who see her wining as an honor and that the Arabs and Muslims in the US are part of America.
This is how I feel about.
When I travel out of the country I look upon myself as a guest.
I must be a good guest and abide by the hosts rules.
I avoid a ton of problems and troubles when I travel.
I have looked at moving to another country.
I know if I do so I will:
A. Have to learn speak their language
B. Have to learn to read their language.
B. Adjust to their customs and ways of doing things.
So when I hear people saying that they aren’t happy with someone like the new Miss America, my response is…
You don’t like seeing her in a two piece swim suit?
Turn the page.
Change the channel.
Cover your eyes.
You want to live here?
Then live like the people here do.
If you have a problem with that, you are free to leave at any time.
Now I didn’t use to be that way, but I’m becoming that way.
I guess what I’m seeing is people from certain parts of the world wanting a better life and moving to the west.
Well we do things differently here.
We have a better life.
That’s usually why people move to a new place.
So if getting a better life means you have to make some changes, THEN DEAL WITH IT AND CHANGE!
Like the man said, “You don’t change the village to fit the village idiot.”
Personally I’d like to know what she did with the pole and the adult toys….
I know I know, if I was religious I’d burn in hell……

So what are your thought on this?

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Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 18, 2010 at 5:30am
I sort of wonder if this isn't some ploy to bring Islam into the mainstream.
It's a little TOO overt.
"Look, I'm Muslim, but I'm still sexy. I'm popular. I'm not a terrorist."
Which is true enough. She isn't. Her family probably aren't.
But she's not abiding by the Muslim faith, either. If she were back in the Arab world doing the things that the U.S has given her the freedom to do, she'd be severely punished, if not killed outright.
That does not make her a representative of Arab-Muslims to me.
The contest is supposed to be about representing America. She has encompassed the American values, as far as I'm concerned. However, I'm sick of hearing about how she's Muslim, because clearly, she does not follow the doctrine of Islam.
Comment by QM on May 18, 2010 at 9:02am
Technically, from a strict Islamic or even moderate Islamic point of view a girl dancing in shorts and tank top isn't actually following Islamic principle. Of course she can call herself Muslim if she likes to, but she is not following any of the Islamic teachings and thus does not actually represents Islam (moderate or otherwise).

This is not uncommon in my opinion. For example, in Pakistan there are many who would call themselves Muslims but they do not mind having a drink or two (which is strictly forbidden). There are women who do not mind wearing sleeveless dresses (which is way too liberal for a conservative society like us) and still won't think that they are breaching Islamic laws. The reason is that for many Islam is simply a means to identify with their past background and to identify themselves with a larger group. They are mostly Muslims because they were born into Muslim families. They might have read the Quran but in a language which they do not understand and their main focus remained on secular education.

I think the same applies for Rima Fakih. She was born into a Muslim family and I believe her parents did pretty well in assimilating in their new home rather than becoming xenophobic in a foreign land. So for most part the credit would go to her liberal parents who did not plan kill her for adopting the ways of 'infidels'.

By the way, here is a spoof fatwa against Miss USA
Comment by Michael R on May 18, 2010 at 9:19am
She appears to be a young lady doing what young ladies do...having some fun. People need to pull their heads out of their asses.
Comment by Cynical Soldier on May 18, 2010 at 11:04am
Muslims need to shut the hell up. Oh, and you're not going to hell (even if you are religious) because there isn't one.
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on May 18, 2010 at 11:22am
Misty and QM, I think you are pointing out one black kettle from a whole lineup of them. Shure, it is black, but so are all the others. What I mean is - most people of any religion have little idea what it is they actually believe, and therefore are capable of doing what ever the hell they want and considering themselves good muslims, christians etc. It's awful close to the No True Scotsman.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 18, 2010 at 11:35am
True enough. But I like pointing out the hypocrites every time they give me the chance.
This right here is a brilliant chance!
Comment by QM on May 18, 2010 at 4:15pm
Janis, I agree. Just wanted to highlight this because in my opinion some Westerners might be beguiled into believing this as 'other' version of Islam :-)
Comment by Chetan D on May 19, 2010 at 12:00am
a point to note:

If in a Mr. USA pageant, a muslim man with similar background were to compete, no matter how much of a hunk or smart he was, he'd never win.


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