Miss USA opposes Ground Zero mosque

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 Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010, poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Mi

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Miss USA Rima Fakih said she opposes the Ground Zero mosque on this week's broadcast of American news show Inside Edition.

Fakih, 24, was born in Lebanon and raised in Michigan, and is the first Muslim Miss USA

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"I totally agree with President Obama with the statement on the constitutional rights of freedom of religion," she said. However, she advised the mosques planners to consider the feelings of those who lost loved ones on 9\11.

"It shouldn't be so close to the World Trade Center.  We should be more concerned with the tragedy than religion," said Fakih.

Fakih was interviewed while preparing for the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, which takes place on Monday night.

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