Muslim-born Miss USA is against Ground Zero mosque

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 21, 2010 08:00 hrs

Reigning Miss USA Rima Fakih has spoken out against the Ground Zero mosque.

Fakih, 24, is the first Muslim winner of the Miss USA contest and is preparing for the Miss Universe Pageant, scheduled for August 23 in Las Vegas.

"I totally agree with President Obama with the statement on Constitutional rights of freedom of religion," the New York Post quoted Fakih as telling Inside Edition during an interview.

"I also agree that it shouldn't be so close to the World Trade Center. We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion," she added. (ANI)

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