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'All-American Muslim' hides the truth about Islam
Sunday evening, The Learning Channel premiered its new "All-American Muslim" program, which it described as a "powerful series" taking viewers "inside the rarely seen world of American Muslims." And it uncovers a "unique community struggling to balance faith and nationality." Balancing faith and nationality? Why is that a struggle? Because they conflict.
The premise behind the creation of the show is the fictional construct "Islamophobia." "All-American Muslim" is designed to counter "Islamophobia" by showing Muslims who aren't terrorist monsters, but ordinary people living ordinary lives, balancing tradition and modern life, dealing with their families, their jobs, etc.
Yet based on the most recent FBI statistics, hate crimes against Muslims are at record lows – the lowest since 9/11. Contrast that to the record highs in anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish people; so where's TLC's Jewish family series?
Left-wing sites are shamelessly pushing, promoting and propagandizing the new "All-American Muslim" show. The dhimmi Jew Alyssa Rosenberg urged viewers to watch the show, writing at Think Progress: "Normally, I would never tell you to watch something just because it would make someone mad. But noted Islamophobe Pamela Geller is apparently vexed that TLC's 'All-American Muslim,' a new reality show about a group of Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich., doesn't achieve what she thinks of as balance, by which she means including story lines where Muslims commit crimes based on their faith."
Rosenberg complains that "so much of the conversation about Islam in America in the aftermath of September 11 has been dominated and misdirected by conspiracy theorists like Geller rather than rational attempts at dialogue and understanding." Devout Muslims attacked this country and killed 3,000 Americans in the name of Islam; how does that make me a conspiracy theorist?
Rosenberg's bootlicking is embarrassing. She derides me for calling for balance and truth. She also says that you should watch "All-American Muslim" "because it's a very good show: warm, funny, with great characters, high-stakes story lines, and the some of the most thoughtful discussions of faith I've ever seen on mainstream television, or in mainstream popular culture at all. … In an era of increasingly vile reality television characters, and in a fall television season that's stumbled in part by relying heavily on abrasive main and supporting characters, it's a nice to have people to get invested in and to root for."
But Rosenberg neglects to address the racist remarks that one character made against "white people" or the deriding of Catholics for consuming vast quantities of alcohol. I found those statements to be particularly offensive. Once again, the left shows itself to be indifferent to racism when it is committed by one of their own, and to the denigration of any religion other than Islam.
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