Rima Fakih, the first Muslim to win the Miss America pageant in 2010, has a special message to share with the world. In fact, she did so with this Bible verse from Philippians.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me pic.twitter.com/RSTZ9IJD3Z
— Rima Fakih Slaiby (@RimaFakih) March 30, 2016
What’s that? The Bible you say?
Indeed we do. Fakih has converted to Christianity.
Via Christian Today:
The woman who was believed to be the first Muslim to win the title when she was crowned Miss USA in 2010 has converted to Christianity.
Rima Fakih gave her life to Christ last month in the run-up to her marriage in Lebanon next week to Wassim Salibi, a wealthy music producer who is a Maronite Christian. Canadian singer The Weeknd, who is managed by Salibi, will perform at the wedding.
Fakih’s faith was Shia Muslim but she attended a Catholic school.
In a Huffington Post interview in 2010 she said: “We’re more of a spiritual family. Religion really doesn’t define me or my family. My family’s been very liberal, and we appreciate all different kinds of religions.”
She would later add that, despite being pressured to follow Islam because of her community upbringing, her family still took time to follow Christianity.
“We’d go to church on Easter,” she said. “We always had a Christmas tree and every year we go the Radio City Christmas Show, and watch Miracle on 34th Street.”
Upon winning her Miss USA title in 2010, Fakih had a pretty good quote in which she said she is many things, but first and foremost, she is an American.
“I’d like to say I’m American first, and I am an Arab-American, I am Lebanese-American, and I am Muslim-American,” Fakih explained.
And now she’s a Christian-American. Congratulations on your conversion in faith, Rima Fakih.
Check out this brief clip of the stunning Fakih making an appearance on a sports talk show.
Most notably from this segment, Fakih talks about articles written about her in 2010 that suggested Donald Trump “kick the terrorist out of the pageant” because “she’s a terrorist, her family’s a terrorist.”
Trump obviously did not kick her out of the pageant. Nor did he suggest a ban until we figure it out.
Cross-posted at The Political Insider