Under Islamic law, conversion out of the faith is punishable by death. Yet another way Islam is not like other religions.
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 changed her faith in the run-up to her marriage in Lebanon to Wassim Salibi, a wealthy music producer who is a Maronite Christian.
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.”