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Rima Fakih and taqyiia

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Submitted by Matti Keski-Korpela (Finland), May 22, 2010 at 13:58

For a sake of an argument, let's assume that Fakih is a Hezbollah-supporter and just plain propaganda tool. When we think of her support groups that is actually not too fetch-forked assumption. So the plan is, that Fakih will do Hezbolah propaganda during her year as a Miss USA, and the PC is just too blue-eyed to see her what she is instead of how she looks.

However, to make Fakih a role model in the muslim world would hit both ways ... it would lead x thousand muslim girls wanting to look like Fakih. That would cause disorder, so to use her outside USA would be problematic for the islamists.

The very idea of placing moles with pretended western values by outlook is an interesting tool for the islamists. However, it would in the long run be problematic for the moles to return to that life islamism requires. For Fakih, to return to burka would equal an KGB agent in the west returning to home to Soviet - after 30 years in the west.

I am not saying that one should trust superficially westernized muslims in scale 1 : 1, some healthy suspicion is in order. What I am saying is that on the other hand this mole-strategy is a bit risky for the islamists, too - very visible moles have a chance of serving as role models in a way that is not the taqyiia plan. Likewise, a mole too long a time in the cold may get split loyalities due to lifestyle choices belonging to the moledom but not accepted at "Kreml."

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