Petitioners suggest Trump name US-Lebanese ex-porn star as Saudi envoy

"Mia Khalifa has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of cultural background for the betterment of our country and international community," reads the appeal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 29, 2016 10:41
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Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa. (photo credit: WIKIPEDIA)

If a brash, billionaire media persona with little political experience can be US president, then why can't a former porn star be the top US diplomat to Saudi Arabia? According to a group of cheeky activists in the United States at least, this is their question.

Seemingly putting aside the Gulf kingdom's dismal women's rights record, by Tuesday morning more than 3,500 signatories had put their stamp of approval on a petition urging US President-elect Donald Trump to appoint Lebanese-American former adult entertainment star Mia Khalifa as the top US envoy to Riyadh.

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"Mia Khalifa has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of cultural background for the betterment of our country and international community," read the change.org appeal initiated by one Dalcolm Rodriguez-Goldsteing.

"She will be a great leader representing us in the middle east [sic] as well as a symbol of the melting pot that is America," it added.

According to the online petition, 5,000 signatures are needed before the authors attempt to submit it to the incoming commander-in-chief.

Beirut-born Khalifa, 23, grew up in Lebanon but moved to the US when she was a teenager and now resides in Miami, Florida. Now a social media personality, her brief stint as a pornographic actress and adult model in 2014 and 2015 drew attention and criticism particularly after she donned a hijab in one of her films.

Last year she received a flurry of death threats after her success as a porn star, becoming the main topic of a fiery Lebanese social media debate.


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