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All-American Muslim on TLC

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by pablo, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. pablo

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    http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/all-american-muslim
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/...muslim-a-look-at-five-very-different-families
     
  2. dualsub2006

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    I've seen a lot of promos for this, and that woman that says "to educate people like you" really turns my stomach. For one, it's a racist comment. Two, I'm not alone when i say that I couldn't give 2 quick squirts about Muslims.

    I'd be really happy if Muslims just went about being Muslim and stopped trying to make me and everyone else understand them.

    I won't be watching.
     
  3. Lucavex

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    Funny, I feel the same way about Christians.

    It could be an interesting watch, but I won't be recording it. Perhaps if I catch it while it's on I'll see if it's any good.

    As a rule, however, I tend to shy away from any "Reality" show. Be it about snobby young men and women in Jersey, Toddlers, Trucks, Tattoos, Motorcycles, Fish, etc. I believe this show is also included in the list.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Hopefully, the show will open some people's eyes about Muslims in America. Our country is all about religious freedom and Muslims are often misunderstood, especially after 9-11. Having a couple Muslim friends in college, including a fraternity brother, it's amazing how much persecution they endure just because of their beliefs.

    I recommend, to others who maybe interested, to check out the movie 'Mooz-Lum' on Netflix or Starz. It's written and directed by another fraternity brother, Qasim Basir, about his experience.
     
  5. pablo

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    Mooz-Lum was a good movie. This is no in-depth documentary on the American Muslim community of course, but should be fun. And I never watch reality TV, but set this one to record.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    And there, in a nutshell, is why so many people the world over dis-like Americans.
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    Complaining about something being racist wrapped in an extremely prejudiced comment loses all credibility. :nono2:
     
  8. dualsub2006

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    Why? Because I want them to be free to be who they are without having to spend time trying to understand their faith?

    My Neighbor is a Methodist. It doesn't hinder our relationship in the least because he goes about his life and I go about mine.

    Muslims in this country should be free to practice their religion and live their lives as they see fit. I shouldn't have to adjust my life to accommodate theirs. If I'm a racist, so be it.
     
  9. Drucifer

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    I'll watch it. I always find learning new things interesting. Hopefully this show will be interesting.
     
  10. hilmar2k

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    The reason your neighbor can go about his life is because there aren't racists preventing it, like there are with Muslims. Muslims often don't have that option. Don't you think they'd prefet to be left alone to practice their beliefs in peace?

    So many people forget that Muslim is a religion, not a race.

    It's amazing that when a terrorist is Muslim, that's all that is talked about. But when it is a white Christian from Norway, religion is never mentioned.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    If some muslim wants to speak his mind and "educate people like us" what's wrong with dualsub2006 speaking his mind?
     
  12. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Not bad. I'll watch it next week.
     
  13. dualsub2006

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    I actually never said that his whole life is peaceful, just his relationship with me. I've never asked about other's reactions to the color of his skin. I feel it's none of my business.

    And I do think that Muslims want to be left alone, that's why I don't bother them. Or the Methodists or the Catholics or the Baptists or anyone else.

    So, we agree. Muslims want to be left alone and should be left alone. Not too sure that this show is really gonna help further that goal.

    We'll see though, maybe I'm wrong. My daughter used the awesome D* remote scheduling app from school to record it. Maybe I'll watch it with her.
     
  14. fluffybear

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    Excellent question
     
  15. SayWhat?

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    What they're doing over there has nothing at all to do with anybody over here living free. It's all about money and filling the coffers of the defense contractors.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    Wow there seems to be a lot of animosity here as I seem to be the only one posting about the show.

    It anything, this animosity definitely proves the show is needed.
     
  17. pablo

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    The first episodes recorded at midnight last night (too many conflicts as it is on Sunday night). Will watch later. Sounds like people are commenting here without having seen it.
     
  18. renbutler

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    I have no fundamental problem with a show like this...

    ...but can you imagine a show dedicated to dispelling misconceptions about Christianity? On a mainstream cable channel? A show that non-Christians might call "eye-opening" or "interesting"?
     
  19. sigma1914

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    Like "19 Kids and Counting?"
     
  20. SayWhat?

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    TV is full of those kind of shows.
     

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