All-American Muslim stoops to a new low. The Hizb'Allah imam wasn't enough. The coerced conversion and banishment of the dog wasn't enough. Now they're going to school and admonish us about how Muslims were the real victims of 9/11.
TV show on Muslims takes on Sept. 11 attacks Associated Press December 29 (hat tip Philip)
NEW YORK (AP) - A television show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing what may be its second-to-last episode almost entirely on the conflicted feelings that its featured participants have about marking anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Why might it be the second-to-last episode? Was it the media controversy? Or perhaps the boring story line? The coerced conversion to Islam? The banishment of the newly converted husband's dog? Or perhaps it was the Hezb'Allah-supporting (the same Hezb'Allah killing our CIA agents in Lebanon and Iran) Husham Alhusayni -- the main spiritual leader of the Karbala Center in Dearborn, who is featured in All-American Muslim. In the program, Hezbo-linked Alhusayni is seen presiding over marriages within Muslim families in Dearborn. (Read the whole ugly thing here).
The episode of TLC’s “All-American Muslim” airs Sunday (10 p.m. EST). The series attracted attention earlier this month when a conservative Christian group called on advertisers to boycott the series, calling it “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
I do not recall such a media uproar over Media Matters and other Soros orgs' boycott of Beck. Or Rush. Or any program boycott. There was never such a media storm over the calls to boycott Israel products or for the divestment from Israel.
Two companies, the Lowe’s home improvement chain and travel planning website Kayak.com, announced they were pulling ads. TLC hasn’t said how many companies responded to the Florida Family Association’s call to stop sponsoring the show. The controversy prompted a backlash of people protesting against Lowe’s. Some new advertisers have signed on since then, TLC General Manager Amy Winter said Thursday.
Filming for the reality TV series took place during commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Both TLC and the show’s characters, Muslims living in and around Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit at the heart of one of the largest Arab-American populations outside the Middle East, wanted to address the topic, Winter said.
“I’m very proud of it,” she said. “What you’ll see in there is a community with a range of emotions that they express over what was probably one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history.”
Mike Jaafar, a deputy sheriff who participated in a Sept. 11 memorial service at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, helped law enforcement prepare for any problems related to the anniversary. He choked up when recalling how police officers in New York City were killed as they tried to rescue people at the World Trade Center.
“You think about your guys who work for you, going into a building and not coming home,” he said.
Nawal Auode was a high school sophomore on Sept. 11, 2001, when her mother called to say she was picking her up at school. Her mother found out about the attacks as she was passing out flyers to advertise a day care center and a man spit at her and ordered her off his porch.
“It was the first time I realized that people looked at me as less American,” said Suehaila Amen. “As a person who was born and raised in this country, it was very difficult.”
If the Islamic community had been honest and patriotic after 9/11, instead of claiming to be the real victims and denying the key role that the quran's teachings of violence had in 9/11, Americans would be a lot less suspicious of them.
Auode said she dreads the anniversary of the attacks because of a sense that members of her community have to defend themselves for something they had nothing to do with.
That’s at the root of the biggest conflict in Sunday’s episode. One woman talks about how important it was to attend a Sept. 11 commemoration, but her adult-age children didn’t want to go.
One man, Bilal Amen, traveled to New York City to visit the Sept. 11 memorial because, he said, “I want to see the place that changed my life.”
Changed his life. What about the lives of all the people who were killed, and their families?
Another woman, Nina Bazzy, spoke angrily about the Sept. 11 terrorists and said they weren’t real Muslims because “a real Muslim would not do anything like that.” She said Osama bin Laden made life difficult for many Muslims in the United States.
“He ruined it for us,” Bazzy said. “He ruined it for our kids. He made us scared in our own homes.”
"He ruined it for us." For the Muslims. Not a word about how he ruined it for the 3,000 who were killed, or for their families. And "he made us scared in our own homes"? Of whom? Who is breaking into Muslims' homes? This is pure victimhood fantasy. No one is bothering innocent Muslims in the U.S.
“All-American Muslim” ends its eight-episode first season on Jan. 8. Its ratings are considered disappointing for TLC, and the attention caused by this month’s controversy didn’t improve them. Based on ratings alone, a second season would be considered unlikely. Working in its favor is TLC’s pride in a series that spotlights communities that many viewers aren’t familiar with.
Also working in its favor is that Islamic supremacists all over the country will charge TLC with "Islamophobia" if the show is canceled.