Skip to comments.Rima Fakih and the Fragility of Islam
Posted on 05/18/2010 6:19:01 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
A nation is never really beaten until it sells its women, I wrote in a 2006 Spengler essay about Iranian prostitution. The French sold their women to the German occupiers in 1940, and the Germans and Japanese sold their women to the Americans after World War II. The women of the former Soviet Union are still selling themselves in huge numbers. Hundreds of thousands of female Ukrainian "tourists" entered Germany after the then-foreign minister Joschka Fischer loosened visa standards in 1999.
It is a cultural marker of inestimable importance that the one Arab whose name every American knows is Rima Fakih, the new Miss America, pictures of whom wearing a bra stuffed with dollar bills stare out from computer screens at half the men in the United States. Miss Fakih, to be sure, hardly represents Muslim women; she is the child of a secularized family of Lebanese immigrants, with Christian as well as Muslim antecedants. But that is not how her victory in the Miss America pageant was received in the Arab world, where the press celebrated the Arab-American celebration over this landmark.
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You're women, sell them to me...
She’s Miss USA...not Miss America...Cripes on Friday if the author can’t fact check something THAT friggin simple why should anyone read the article?
Sorry to disagree, Spengler (as I enjoy all of your work). Islam is not fragile. The greatest anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life collective is anything but fragile. Muslims do not enter modernity, they infiltrate it, they overtake it, they claim it for their own and they subjugate the non-muslim to a slavery of the worst all-encompassing kind. Jihad is on the march. Witness it.
He’s out of the office until Thursday for the feast of Shavuot.