All-American Muslim” is an eight-part reality show on The Learning Channel (TLC) which premiered on November 13, 2011, and ends on January 8th, 2012. (If you don’t have cable or have missed the airings, the first episode is currently available here on YouTube.) To say that the show is controversial is an understatement. Lowe’s, the home improvement chain, recently pulled its ads from the show partly in response to Islamophobes like David Caton of the [...]
When Rima Fakih won the Miss USA pageant last year, the media jumped all over the story. OMG! She’s a Muslim! The Muslim community must be horrified! Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs delighted in the notion that Fakih’s “accomplishment” was “an affront to islam” and a “pox on their house.” She practically nominated Fakih for sainthood for embodying “everything sharia and the Islamic world deplore — free women.” Burn those burkas, baby, and come on [...]
What makes Bill Maher’s Islamophobia even worse is that he doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about. Either that or he doesn’t care if he’s getting it wrong. On his last show (2/18/11) he was trying to make the point that all Muslim men mistreat women, but he kept referring to Arabs as the men he was talking about. If he’d done his homework, he’d know that only about 20% of all Muslims are Arabs.
At the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear this past Saturday in Washington, D.C., many Muslims took the opportunity to make statements about being a Muslim in America. One I particularly liked is below: For those of you who don’t get the reference, read this article as well as Williams’ subsequent article defending his comments. You can see more of the signs at here at altmuslim.com.