(Closed) All American Muslim

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Apparently it is necessary, considering the uproar it started with hate groups that call themselves Christians, that demanded companies pull their ads from the show or be branded un-American.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@reine_de_rien: That goes along with pretty much anything these days. Somebody- any religion, race , or sex is going to be offended by everything. And businesses have the right to pull money from spots on shows they don’t share the same view with. While I don’t agree that this is right, and actually enjoy this show, it is their money to spend.

OP:I get what you are saying. Needing a show to show how “normal” a group of people are makes them no longer your typical person. I think the show is great about showing a different religion and way of life, kind of like the way THe Duggars and Little People vs Big World show how a different group of people live.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I DO think that it is nessacary. When the 9/11 anniversery rolled around, my friends and family all had very … what is the word i am looking for… Raceist… heated… ignorant… blanket  remarks about those that were muslim. I actually got in a few verbal fights with family because they were saying things   like ” that boy you hang out with, should go back to where he came from… he could be a terroist!”  My responce…” You mean you want him to go back to the house 2 doors down? That is where he was born, and his parents and grandparents have both been born and raised in this town…Also he is an english major… can not really blow anything up with a book…”

So YES i do think that that show is a good thing.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve lived around Dearborn (where the show is filmed) my whole life, and I still know tons of people who believe in ridiculous stereotypes about Muslims.  The problem is that the people who need to watch a show like this will probably not be the ones to watch it.  In fact, I have an aunt who said she won’t watch it because “it’s just going to be terrorist propaganda.”  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sadly, its very necessary – but the people who need to watch it are boycotting it without ever giving it a glance.

My family is 3rd generation American from Lebanon – though we are Catholic, not Muslim – we look the same and have many similar traditions and values.  I don’t look as ethnic because my mom married a Scottish guy and I’m a total mutt – but my cousins – just because of their ethnic appearance and Arabic-sounding last name – get hell and dirty looks every single time they fly.   One of them has his dad’s name (yes, just his name) in Arabic tattooed on his forearm – and some moron in one of his college classes actually filed a complaint with the school saying that his “terrorist tattoo” made her uncomfortable.  Yes – people are THAT ignorant.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly, I find the show super boring. But there are people who think that all Muslims are terrorists with bombs strapped to their chests under their clothes. My old boss was a HUGE anti-Muslim guy who was a total prick. Then again he hated everyone. But those types of people wouldnt want this show to begin with.

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