All-American Muslim: The Perils of Propaganda


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The falling ratings show that by now even the most sympathetic liberal has grown tired of this approach. They may not be able to vocalize if for fear of being branded Islamophobes, but even the most agreeable and open-minded people in the world rarely like condescending lectures or advertising disguised as a television show– and All-American Muslim is chock full of both.

But like all propaganda the interesting moments come when you read between the lines and realize the unspoken assumptions of the people making their pitch. The more the show promotes the Hijab and the Islamic way of dress for women, the more you sense the thoughtless single-mindedness of the series which pretends to question the standard of clothing, but never does, because it can’t. It can temporarily accept liberalized standards, but it cannot part ways with the principle of the Hijab or the rest of the constellation of unspoken assumptions that shape Muslim life even inside a First World country.

Propaganda is revealing its own way because it tells you about the mindset of the people who produce, write and star in it. The more that they tell you how you should see the world; the more they are really telling you how they see the world and how they see you.

The implied premise of All-American Muslim is that Muslim life in America is different from what it would be in their native Lebanon, but it’s not too clear that this is the case. Switch football for soccer (which after all is still called football outside the United States) and it’s quite probable that you could do the same show in Beirut as in Dearborn. You could not do the show in Iran, where the Shiite clerics that you occasionally see on All-American Muslim have taken over and gotten their way.

The more those clerics get their way, the less freedom there is for debates on the Hijab or for that matter on football, considering that allowing women to attend soccer games in Iran is considered a concession. And that is the great unspoken variable in the equation of All-American Muslim. It is only the American context that allows for variation.

Back in Lebanon, religious coexistence has proven to be nearly impossible. Iran represses Sunnis. Bahrain represses Shiites. Iraq is torn between Sunnis and Shiites. If we were to imagine an America that was “All-Muslim” would it be a place where Shiite and Sunnis could even get along with one another, let alone with members of non-Muslim religious groups? A quick glance at the world gives us our answer.

It is a pity that the cast of All-American Muslim is too busy telling us what to think to grapple with such questions that are of great importance to their future and to our own.

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  • kafir

    Have they had the mulsim reality episode where the chattel decides to *date*, and its owner slashes its throat? Now THAT'S islamic broadcasting!!

    allahu snackbar!!

    • davarino

      allahu snackbar to you also. Good point kafir, we need to see more reality in this show. Its just not real enough for me.

    • StephenD

      Kafir, Will they broadcast the arranged wedding of their 11 year old niece to her uncle? Or show how in their culture instead of dancing girls for entertainment they have young boys dressed as women for the old men. How can we too celebrate this “Diversity?” I’m looking forward to them explaining how a Muslim man cannot help himself and will be exonerated for rape if the women isn’t covered from head to toe since it is her fault that he was enticed. Being the “Best of Peoples” tells us that Allah really screwed up. If men cannot help themselves unless a woman is covered, if women must be mutilated so they cannot be stimulated sexually, if women must be “owned” her entire life then it seems Allah just started this going and walked away. A pretty inferior job if you ask me.

    • Paul

      Thanks to the good work of you Christian religious bigots, the evidently dull show has not gotten a million dollars worth of free publicity, and will have more viewers than ever. If you stopped hating Muslims, this show would have disappeared of it's own accord.

  • Loupdegarre

    I saw the trailer for this show where this smarmy little snotball in a head scarf states, When some one on a plane says they don't feel comfortable with her she tells them, then get your a@@ off this plane because I'm on my way to teach biggots like you why you are wrong. Last time I checked thats called arrogance and if she had said that to me I'd have knocked her right out from underneath that scarf. Needless to say I didn't watch the show.

  • StephenD

    "The more the show promotes the Hijab and the Islamic way of dress for women, the more you sense the thoughtless single-mindedness of the series which pretends to question the standard of clothing, but never does, because it can’t." 

    Exactly. It cannot be questioned. If you adhere to Islam you have given up your humanity to the dictates of someone else. You have no free will to think critically, to reason abstractly, or to even question their commands. YOU…are no more. You will live your life from that point forward with the single thought "If it be Allah's will." 

    Better you than me.

    • tom

      its an excellent show…. but bigots are against it

  • ASG

    Why do we even continue to refer to Islam as a religion? It's a cult plain and simple.

    • inreality

      and your an idiot. plain and simple

      • curmudgeon_1

        nice argument, inreality. you have won me over. your logic is compelling. where can i get muslim training and be like you? you think they might let me have a suicide vest? i just cant wait to get those 72 beautiful black eyed virgins.

        • curmudgeon_1

          but just one question before i go on my jihad mission. did they clitorrectomize those beautiful black eyed virgins so they hate sex like those earthly true believers i see walking aroung in body bags? i am thinking maybe i dont want to kill myself and innocent people for 72 beautiful black eyed manhaters. so tell me. those 72 beautiful black eyed virgins…..are they islamic virgins (ugh, pewee, stinko, puke), or are they beautiful black eyed infidel virgins? just asking.

        • Jackofalltradees

          What religion isn't a cult???

    • ASGhole

      yep. like Christianity.

  • Chris

    Take heart! The American people saw this program for what it was and REJECTED IT. However, I will continue to boycott the sponsors of this monstrosity.

    • http://www.blogmylunch.com lunchgirl

      Who are the sponsors? I want to know so here in Israel we can boycott them too.

  • randy

    They should do a show on the catholic pediphile church.

    • StephenD

      Awwww, do you want to talk to someone Randy? Does it still hurt to remember? You poor dear. C'mon then, we'll listen…let it all out. After that comes healing for your tormented soul…Or are you just a fool?

    • diann

      Randy – you are missing the point altogether… the catholic priests who have done terrible things to children are going AGAINST Christianity. The Muslims who kill each other and the infidels – and torture the women and girls, are going WITH Islam. Huge difference.

      • Amused

        Actually randy , this type of pedophilia , is no less persitent in Protestant churches Many of these churches are much smaller and less likely to be subject to law suits since they simply dont have the money ,

        • mrbean

          No deep pockets for lawyers to litigate when the are not mastecating and defecating.

        • Julia

          Um no. Pedophilia is not rampant in Protestant churches. At least not the fundamental churches I have attended. I grew up in Protestant churches and was never molested. My husband and I were married by a Catholic priest (when I briefly strayed from my faith) and lo and behold… he was picked up for soliciting sex from teenaged boys in a park. Shocking.

          The problem is that the Catholic church COVERED up the sex abuse. I do not believe all or even most priests are sexually deviant. But the Catholic church did not do the right thing when they learned of the abuse and they need to accept responsibility for that.

          But as someone else pointed out, pedophilia is against Christian teachings. The things that the terrorists do is exactly what the Koran teaches. And yes, I've read the Koran.

          • D S Dunlap

            You actually got THROUGH the Qur'an? I found it too incoherent and just plain evil. I also tried reading Mein Kampf, and it's just as evil, though more coherent than, the Qur'an.

    • curmudgeon_1

      give the infidels a break, randy. their heaven is a dreary place where they just lounge around and love god. they have no promise of 72BBEV(72 beautiful black eyed virgins), so dont take it too hard if some of them seek their pleasures on earth. islam has a huge advantage: the 72BBEVs after the true believer dies, but while on earth, islam permits any sin or crime, including murder, robbery, rape, beastiality, or pedophilia. whats not to love about islam? so dont be so harsh towards the poor infidel. the poor ignorant infidel will spend eternity bored to , well, immortality(since death doesnt figure), while the true believer will frolic with the 72BBEVs.

    • Western Canadian

      Just another example of how out to lunch this loon is…. The catholic church did not have a pedophile problem, which it dealt with quite badly. They had a homosexual problem where homosexuals attacked young men. Not a pedophile issue at all. And if the church HAD the guts to deal with it properly… they would have received the same sick and vicious hatred that the boy scouts are being forced to endure. Lose lose situation. And the catholic church is nowhere near as much a threat to youth then the public school system….

      • randy

        It is laughable to see u bending over backward to defend the catholic so called church, with al the goofy songs and worshiping the virgin jesus and his sexually frustrated mother and goofy popes.

        • curmudgeon

          i didnt see anyone defending the catholic church, but there were those putting their scandal into perspective. everything the pedophile priests did would be a virtue to islam. or to liberals. just a little perspective, dude. was your priest a little underhung? is that your problem? if so, find an imam with a large member and get over it. it is really laughable to see you bending over forward.

          • Mike

            Haha nice! Well said curmudgeon. Now who else here thinks “randy’s” name is really moHAM-mad posing as a randy trying to show non-pisslims support pislam. Lol

    • Beth

      The Bible condemns pedophiles.

      The koran creates them.

      Big difference!

    • aspacia

      Cheap shot randy. Islam spouts a pediphile profit (intended)

      • D S Dunlap

        Craig Winn, author of "Prophet of Doom: Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words", does refer to Islam and its founding as "The Profitable Prophet Plan".
        http://www.prophetofdoom.net/chapter.aspx?g=401&a

        • aspacia

          Winn misquotes the Qur'an which caused his loss of credibility. Spencer is a far more reliable source and uses valid citations from Islamic religious texts and scholars.

  • clancy

    Maybe they should try a " Muslim Jersey Shore" theme, that would be interesting. They could also throw in some gays and jews to give it a little drama.

    • banshee

      Clancy, if they threw in Snooki and Deena, I might watch. At least until they were both stoned to death.

  • Cathy

    A rather unfair remark, Randy. Any religion on the face of the earth has these perverts. They're all over society. The big difference is, the last time I heard, Catholics do not want us all dead and Catholics absolutely are appalled at this. I was born and raised a Catholic and I don't attend church anymore because of the hierarchy just moving these pedophiles around instead of prosecuting them. The BIG difference is that I left the church without fear of having my head chopped off.

    • comeon

      and a rather unfair remark from you my good sir. why would you say they all want us dead? what about what happened in oklahoma? does that mean all Christians want us dead? it was a group of people who did what they did on 9/11 who happened to be muslims and radical at that. why would you place every muslim with what a few did. Most muslims are not even arabs. only 18 percent of muslims in america are arabs the rest are african american and another 18 are eastern asians. I have never heard of anyone getting their head chopped off because they wanted to leave a mosque.. what a thing to say… if you focus on the negative you will find negative. you are as extreme as those radical muslims if your mind is in that direction

      • Cathy

        Obviously, you are not aware that all the turmoil in the world since about 622 AD has been created by Muslims. Look at the world today……all the turmoil involves Muslims. Look at the link a couple of blogs down……they don't want us dead? They hate America. When they come here they refuse to assimilate but bring there 3rd world country here. Honor killings, Sharia,,,they are alive in this country. You are naive…….

        • Roco

          So the crusades, colonialist genocide, the Protestant Wars of Religion, WWI and WWII, Vietnam, Korea, the bush wars if Africa, the freaking Holocaust, etc were caused by Islam? Really? I would like to seem any evidence at all to support that claim.
          As for turmoil of today their are trouble spots all over the place. We're just fixated on the ones with oil.

          • Western Canadian

            The crusades were when the west, finally, fought back against unprovoked and utterly criminal invasion of christian lands, by islamic armies.

          • Chris Nichols

            The first Crusades were started in 1096 in response to over 400 years of Muslims crusades, so yes these wars were started by Muslims. The Muslim armies finished their conquest of the Middle East and North Africa, they invaded Spain in 711 and Charles Martel had to kick them out of France in 732. Those dates are before 1096 in case you can't do basic math. There were subsequent invasion dating before the crusades as well. No one ever blamed the Muslims for the other wars in question, he later were started by communists and Islamic turks sided with the Germans in WWI and Palestinian and other arab muslims sided with the Nazis in WWII.

          • D S Dunlap

            Speaking of wars in Africa, you do know that Islam carried away MILLIONS more Africans into slavery than the Europeans did. They were infinitely more brutal (castrating many of the men and using the women mostly as sex slaves; this is why, although millions more black people were taken away to the Islamic Middle East than to the Americas, and for many hundreds more years, there is a much larger black population in the Americas.

            Also, Islam was in the genocide business long before any Christian or Catholic decided to try it. Read the Qur'an, Sira(Biography of Muhammad) and Hadith and see what Muhammad did to the Jews of Yatthrib (now Medina) without any provocation by the Jewish tribes thereat.

      • Gary Hagland

        Believe Timothy McVeigh claimed to be an atheist and Terry Nichols converted to Christianity in prison after the fact.

        • Mark

          McVeigh said he committed the bombing to show the US how ME countries felt after we bombed them.He supported muslims.He got the idea from muslims .

      • Marcus

        The Oklahoma bombing was carried out by the Iraq military. McVeigh's collusion with the Iraqi Guard team was well documented in the events leading up to the explosion. Take your lies and Islamist propaganda somewhere else. The West will NEVER apologize for killing MUSLIM INVADERS in the Crusades, the U.S. will NEVER apologize for stopping the imperialists and socialists who attempted world domination in WWI and WWII. Why should we apologize for using military action in Africa to stop the MUSLIMS from ethnic cleansing everyone? The German holocaust of Jews was not done by Muslims, but was copied from the Muslims history of murdering the Jews. Hitler even stole the concept of forcing Jews to wear symbols from Islamic law and history. It's easier to kill people after you've dehumanized them through dhimmitude. Right now, all over Africa, the human rights violations carried out by Muslim nations and their UN forces are appalling, and the Jihad against nonbelievers by these Muslims is claiming tens of thousands of lives each month. The genocide that took place during the Lebanese "Civil War" is happening right now in other Muslim-controlled nations and you Muzzies can't deny the murders going on right as we speak! Your Koran is detestable, your false prophet was a shameful murderer, pervert and theif, and I will take great pleasure in killing many more of your evil people.

  • HermitLion

    Hey, where are the usual Jew-hating commentators? Did they suddenly start taking their medicine?

    And man, am I glad we don't have shows like that here in Israel… oh, wait, we do!

    • mrbean

      Hemaphro Castrati is busy on his knees with his morning prayers at the alter of Chairman Obama.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Since it's mainly one fellow, I assume he was busy today.

        • aspacia

          You forgot Flipper, and the recent Muslim trolls.

  • mrbean

    It has been over 2 years! Why hasn't this piece of Islamic pig feces been executed. Put me in charge, and we'll prop him up against the wall, put on the blindfold and it's: "Ready, Aim, Fire!" Case closed.

  • foxxie

    lol @ the hostility. You guys are just hilarious. Get to know a true muslim before speaking. Of course you guys will only listen to the news and assume thats how all muslims must be. hah! the idiocy.

    • Guest

      If I knew a true Muslim I wouldn't know him long. He would keep trying to chop my head off. TRUE Muslim, that is! Allah awkward bah to you.

    • Beth

      "Get to know a true muslim before speaking"

      I got to know the koran instead…..

      047.004 – Beheadings

      033.052 – Gang Rape of female 'infidels'

      005.033 – Crucifixions (yes, it actually promotes "crucifixions")

      008.067 – Treason (and that's putting it mildly)

      033.061 – Genocide "without mercy"

      005.041 – Racism

      …..and then i got sick to my stomach (literally)

      • Roco

        You have read the bible right? You've found the passages that contain all of the above and more, right?

        • Western Canadian

          No, you sad little christian hater. The bible records history, warts and all. It does not advocate such, as does the vile koran.

          • randy

            Look at the abuse of native canadians at the hands of christians as thier land was stolen. Canada would be so much better to shut down all christian so called religions.

          • Beth

            Yeah…that's right randy….let's dare not teach the following to our children:

            Rom 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

            Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

            Instead….let's fill our childrens' heads with these:

            047.004 – Beheadings

            033.052 – Gang Rape of female 'infidels'

            005.033 – Crucifixions (yes, it actually promotes "crucifixions")

            008.067 – Treason (and that's putting it mildly)

            033.061 – Genocide "without mercy"

            005.041 – Racism

            Now isn't that a GREAT idea!!!! randy???

        • no jizya

          No, and neither did you. Your ignorance of the Old Testament and the Qur'an is laughable.

        • Beth

          Last Command of the Bible:

          Rom 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

          Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

          The tree is known by its fruit Roco. Never-ending vicious attacks that are being carried out by TRUE muslims on a regular schedule tells all. The attack on the Beslan children is probably the most vile of them all.

        • aspacia

          Okay, where are the beheadings in the OT or NT? Nowhere. Crucifixions were noted in NT because Jesus was crucified, and this method of torture is not promoted in any part of the NT or Torah. Genocide against the Canaanites, sure, but not part of either promotes genocide against all infidels; the Qu'ran does and this falls into the latter category which should be xenophobia, albeit Islam is not a race.

    • mrbean

      I know the foxxie! She luf me long time. She so hawmy. Anything I want. She be numbaw one luffa.

    • No Dhimmi

      You mean, true Muslims like these?
      http://islamreality.wordpress.com/

    • aspacia

      I have known, and taught several Muslims who believe that the discrimination against is okay in the ME, along with the misogyny and often make excucses for the Muslim terrorists and claim Jordan is very free. LOL>

    • Marcus

      Every true Muslim I've met has been working to destroy my country, take my land, rape my women, and murder me for my supreme infidelity towards Allah, who is Satan. I have been repeatedly attacked by true Muslims in 2 Muslim countries, 2 European countries, and in my own homeland. I have met some fake Muslims who participate in drug abuse, American banking, and homosexuality. THESE Muslims are the ones who the Ummah (the body of Islam) reject outright amongst other Muslims, but exonerate as the "true Muslims" under the scrutiny of nonbelievers. The act of lying to nonbelievers in order to advance global Muslim dominance, is called Taquiya. Look it up, kaffir. How does listening to the pro-Sharia news make people intolerant of Muslims?

    • Pierre Ouellet

      donot worry where I leave I know quite enought of those apes yet. I feel the love and the tolerance quiet too much…

  • joy52

    Thanks for the update because I stopped watching after I saw for myself it is a whitewash. Glad the ratings are speaking for themselves. mrbean, put a lid on it. Do you want the doddering biden? Or worse, do you want a martyr for the next 50 yrs? Remember it was the Great Society which pushed through the legislation that started the immigration problem and sent us down the road to going broke. Let the democratic process go forward.

  • sandykramer

    Sports fans: Do not despair. I understand that the replacement show will be "All American Nazi"!!!

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    i s l a m IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    i s l a m strives for world domination.

    The q u r a n commands m u s l i m s to exercise jihad.

    The q u e r n commands muslims to establish s h a r i a h law.

    The q u e r n commands m u s l i m s to impose i s l a m on the entire world.

    i s l a m is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    i s l a m IS and has remained a death cult from its beginnings.

    i s l a m wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    s h a r i a h law is a law that controls every detail of life in a i s l a m i c society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the q u r a n is the call to j i h a d.

    J i h a d means a lot of things and is a r a b i c for battle.

    i s l a m means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    i s l a m and freedom, i s l a m and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    m o h a m e d 's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes m o h a m e d a P E D O P H I L E!!!

    And you want to base a "R e l i g i o n" on this a z s -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel

    • goodness

      you are insane. what does standing with israel have to do with islam being evil? why dont you get your facts start and do some research before posting such comments. I mean honestly why are you so hateful talking about how hateful another religion is? why dont you check yourself first before pointing fingers in other directions. Jihad is actually a Jewish word and was introduced in the Torah!!! why dont you go find that out? but either why i am for tolerance of all religions they all promote good in some way so why not focus on the positive?

      • wdwrkr

        "… they all promote good in some way so why not focus on the positive? "

        You are insane. We should disregard the evil within Islam and "focus on the positive"? You could probably find "some" positive things attributable to Nazis, but, that doesn't mean we should disregard their evil.

  • American Infidel

    This show had to tank! It's like some Arabian Night Fairy Tale!1 Now show the REAL deal that went down at the recent Arab Fest where the Christians were ganged up on by thugs punk kids who flashed hand signals to the "security" who roughed up and assaulted the 3 Christian kids..this show is nothing more than blatant propaganda aimed at attempting to dumb down the kafir as they attempt to do daily. The Muslims scream "racial discrimination"…their twisted fanatical twisted evil ideology is NOT a race nor religion..it's their full range of life!! Dangerous to any who aren't like them..and even more dangerous to those who are….little boys,girls and women…oh yeah…something to aspire to…..I'll die on my feet not my knees! Keep this atrocity out of MY country!! GOD Bless America!!

    • Roco

      Okay, I'll bite. Where did this "Arab Fest" take place? When did it happen? Do you have links to articles, videos or pictures of the event? Are their any police reports or arrests related to the incident?

      • Liana

        yes.
        Dearbornstan,MI
        go to acts17 site.

      • Marcus

        This Muslim violence in America is nothing new. Muslim men have been murdering U.S. citizens in honor killings and the like for years. Some judges are actually ruling that honor killings are protected under the first amendment. Also, the military occupation of American cities began with the mass immigration of Arab Muslims from hostile countries directly into the heartland of the U.S. aided by guess who? Obama, Hillary, and Nepalitano. I live close to San Francisco and my Jewish buddy goes to SF State. I have seen the hateful and violent activities of the Islamists firsthand. It is the standard, not the exception. I have sat in meetings held by Jihadists and Communists together to spread hate and promote violence against the law abiding citizens of the U.S. and to overthrow our government and HERE'S THE ENDGAME: MURDER ALL WHO OPPOSE THEM.

  • American Infidel

    I also stand with and support Israel!! I will NEVER support or give in to demonic allah

    • goodness

      allah means god in arabic. period. muslims, jews, christians all use it for the word god. so right now you do not even make sense.

      • curmudgeon_1

        in every other language, allah means evil god.

  • LindaRivera

    I have never watched the show. When I watch TV, I prefer watching something that is true and not made up. I also don't like to be bored.

    I also resent the fact that the show would not WARN people that in Israel, India, Europe, and the UK there are many no-go Muslim areas where it is too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. In some Muslim areas of Europe, ambulances require a police escort, the hate for non-Muslims is so fierce.

    In some areas of Paris, France, non-Muslim females veil so they won't get gang-raped by Muslim males. The show wouldn't give this information either.

  • LindaRivera

    And another reason I wouldn't want to watch the show, they would hide from the viewers the number of infidels murdered just since 9/11.

    Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 18,090 deadly terror attacks since 9/11 http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    Terror attacks from other religions: NONE.

    • comeon

      none? u are seriously crazy. so the rest of the world is abosutely peachy with nothing going on? please come back to reality. and you said it yourself islamic terrorist. so its terrorists who are radical muslims, it has nothing to do with religion but to do with these terrorists who practice a religion radically. did hilter and his radicals depict just themselves or his whole religion? what the hell

      • Western Canadian

        Hilter??? I assume you mean the wretched lout referred to by those as sick as himself as ‘handsome adolf’… Pause at this point to stop laughing, and catch breath. Hitler was not a christian, he loathed christianity, and as a politician only was involved for photo-ops, when it suited his purpose. Banning elements of christianity from the public square? That was the true hitler.

  • Brook

    You people with all of your racist uneducated comments are idiots. Let's advance in humanity please!

    • HermitLion

      Haha, good one. Loved the logical, fact based arguments! Please do keep 'em coming.

    • No Dhimmi

      ISLAM IS NOT A RACE. Only "idiots" would suggest as much.

      Get it?

    • aspacia

      You are making an a$$ of yourself by making assumptions. I hold three university degrees and one is a graduate degree.

    • Hockeyn109

      Uneducated? Oh you are so high and mighty and the rest of the world is not worthy. Excuse me Brook, I am well educated and very well versed in the ways of Islam. It is a religion which stifles intellectual growth. The word of the Imam is final. Women are beneath men. It's a religion that you cannot leave, therefore free will is not acknowledged. You need to get a clue. Go live in some of those countries. I have lived in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Some are a bit more moderate than others, but basically, they are all in the same league.

    • Hockeyn109

      By the way, it's comical the first defense by the less than intelligent is hiding behind racism. Racism is not a factor. Muslims come in all colors, shapes, races. Then again, if you are so well educated, you would know that. There are Muslims in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Maybe you don't know but a good majority of Bosnians and Albanians are Muslims and yes, they are of the Caucasoid race.

  • steven l

    Who wants to go back to the 7th century?

  • Cathy

    Read the Quran, Brook. That "religion" has not evolved since around 622 AD. Look at all the turmoil in the world. 99% caused by Muslims. Where have you been? Look at Europe…..what a mess because of Muslims and the demands they make for the world to accomodate their primitive culture. Geez, it's everywhere you look!!! I suppose we would all have your attitude if we were asleep through all of this……..

    • ameen

      YOU should read the Quran and the traditions of the last prophet Mohammad(saws). Always encouraging forgiveness, peace, equality,and justice. Thats why almost 2 billion people, all over the world, follow the Quran. They truly follow it not like the other major religions, in name only.

      • Beth

        "They truly follow it not like the other major religions, in name only"

        Some do….some do not:

        047.004 – Beheadings

        033.052 – Gang Rape of female 'infidels'

        005.033 – Crucifixions (yes, it actually promotes "crucifixions")

        008.067 – Treason (and that's putting it mildly)

        033.061 – Genocide "without mercy" (quote/unquote)

        005.041 – Racism

        It's a darn good thing that there are muslims who follow in name only. No?

      • marcus

        Ameen, you are a dirty liar. You know the false prophet only encouraged peace and forgiveness until his army of outcasts was big enough to commit their first mass Jew killing, and you definitely know that latter Koranic verses overrule earlier ones, so why are you trying to lie to everyone here Ameen? Taqiyya will not get you your virgins alone. I hope you dip sticks do manage to bring the world back to the seventh century- then we can fight scimitar to cruciform broadsword. It just doesn't seem sporting killing all of you poor bastards with the technological advances The Bible has allowed us to make. I fart in your beard and I did your sister.

  • Ghostwriter

    I knew it! I just knew it! I may not be psychic but I knew it!!! "All-American Muslim" is basically bad. I wouldn't be surprised if this show left the air quickly. I'm amazed "Saturday Night Live" didn't parody this. This show would have been right up it's alley. In fact,anyone parodying this show would be better than this show. This show deserves to be cancelled.

    • Raymond in DC

      "I'm amazed "Saturday Night Live" didn't parody this."

      SNL didn't (and won't) parody anything connected to Islam for the same reason The Simpsons haven't (and won't). Fear. They will joyfully subject everything and everyone to satire, spoof, ridicule and parody except Islam, its practitioners, and its "prophet". They're simply afraid of the consequences of "insulting Islam".

      • curmudgeon_1

        the essence of truth. but i have my suspicions that there is more reason than that. do you suppose that the cowards at SNL agree with stealth jihad? if they did agree with stealth jihad, what would they do differently? i dont think cowardice is an adequate explanation for the media accommodation of stealth jihad.

  • anna kafira

    you can mold it… and paint with it …bake with it ….set it on fire …and it is still what it is crap…islam is crap no matter how you present it ….nothing changes the fact that it is crap…hide what it is all you want it smells …..cause its crap!

  • joy52

    Agree with Ghostwriter. This show is begging to be parodied. Too bad SNL is too PC to do it. The Onion or Latma in Isreal could.

  • angel nova

    Islam preaches nothing but hate, murder, rape, abuse, bestiality, injustice, terror… etc ….

    • kafir

      And those are its BEST features!!

    • ameen

      Read history and see who the real murderers, rapers,abusers, and terrorists were. Surely not the Muslims.

      • D S Dunlap

        DEFINITELY were the Muslims. Your own Qur'an spews vile hatred of Jews, Christians, "Polytheists" (Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, etc.,) and Black people. It speaks of the Arab as the "best of peoples;" Even within Islam, Arabs are at the top of the pecking order, Persians, Turks and Kurds follow, and then other "white" peoples, with blacks at the bottom. If that is not so, why is it that every time one of us "infidels" points to the numerous hate speech verses in the Qur'an, your apologists claim "You have to read it in Arabic to truly understand it?" Answer THAT question, if you dare.

        Oh, and before you go trying to point at the Torah and Bible passages that deal with removing certain peoples from an area or pointing at the Jews as the "Chosen", consider this: Unless you're a Hivite, Jebusite, Amorite, Ammonite, or Moabite, those passages do not apply to you. Even then, the passages limited the scope of the conquest and a time limit imposed. As for the Israelites being "chosen," this is because of the Covenant Yahweh made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for their line to be the one through which Yahweh would incarnate as Yeshua to redeem Mankind and make a way for God and Man to be reconciled through the self-sacrifice of the sinless, blameless Lamb of God; He who was tempted as we are and resisted all temptations, to live the perfect life as a man and give His Life as a ransom for many, to save all who would believe in him from Sin, Death, and Devil.

        The actions of nominal Christians that were racist, violent, oppressive and possibly genocidal were in CONTRAVENTION to the message of the Torah and Bible. That message is that we must love one another and love our neighbor as ourselves. Christians who follow the Bible and Jesus Christ present the Gospel, let people hear and decide for themselves to accept or not. They do for others. They seek to follow the example Yeshua (Jesus) gave us in His life and ministry.

        Of course, Muslims are enjoined to emulate Muhammad. Muhammad was a rapist, racist, paedophilic, lustful, greedy, violent, vindictive man whose every "revelation" came conveniently to justify any action he took. Unlike Christians, who are enjoined to present the Gospel and let the hearer decide, and to NOT force conversion, the Muslim is not only allowed, but ENCOURAGED, to spread the domain of Islam by violent means. It is in the Qur'an. It is ALL OVER the Qur'an, and backed by the Sira and Hadith.

        Try pulling your "it's not Islam that's the worst ideology ever devised" story on people who are easily fooled.

  • No Dhimmi

    Well written as always, Mr. Greenfield.

    I'm a lifelong liberal, and I'm beyond offended by being associated with this sick and violent women-hating cult. Are THESE aspects of Islam really "liberal" issues?

    Beheadings
    Stonings
    Hangings
    Honor killings
    Genocide
    Beatings
    Limb amputations
    Genital mutilation
    Slavery
    Sex slavery and rape
    Misogyny and sexism
    Women enslavement
    Child marriage and rape
    Homophobia
    Censorship and forced conversion
    Extortion of nonbelievers
    Animal cruelty
    Etc., ad nauseam

    Disgusting. Hey, TLC, how about you do a show teaching about THESE aspects of Islam? Then may be there will be some "learning" at The Learning Channel.

    • curmudgeon

      congratulations, nodhimmi. it looks like you are on the path to getting over being a liberal. if you see through one liberal lie, you might be able to see through another. soon you will be shouting, “the emperor has no clothes”.

  • Yasmin

    Honestly, people that have all this time to go hating against a group have no serious life. I feel sorry for you guys. Educate yourselves first, ja? And y'know whats even more stupid? Many of you guys would feel "attacked" if I said something negative of someone of your faith. Btw, Islam is the least racist religion. And the greatest. Just sayin'

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Clearly it's the least racist religion.

      That's why Mohammed on his deathbed told his followers to drive out the Jews.

      • HermitLion

        He meant to go and take them for a drive, of course – which also proves that islam invented automobiles centuries before the concept of the internal combustion engine!

    • Chris Nichols

      Really, the least racist. I believe it was the Arab muslims who first to start the Saharan African slave trade. Don't take my word for it, let's see what some prominent Muslims have to say:
      Nasir al-Din Tusi, the famous Muslim scholar said of blacks: "The ape is more capable of being trained than the Negro."

      Ibn Khaldun, an early Muslim thinker, writes that blacks are "only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings."
      an Arab Muslim sociologist wrote “the black nations are as a rule submissive to slavery because they have little that is essentially human and possess attributes that are quite similar to dumb animals”
      How about a quote straight from the pedophile in chief himself, Muhammad straight from the Hadiths:
      "Do not bring black into your pedigree."

      In fact, the original Arabic word for slave, "Abd," evolved into the the colloquial word for a black person after the establishment of Islam. Muhammad owned and sold black slaves. In fact, the pulpit of his mosque, from which he preached Islam, was built by slave labor on his order. Just sayin'.

    • Beth

      "Islam is the least racist religion"

      005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: whether it be among those whosay "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie

      Your own koran calls you a liar yasmin

    • Beth

      "Islam is the least racist religion"

      005.041 O Messenger! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: whether it be among those whosay "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie

      According to your own koran yasmin, you're not telling the truth.

  • Cathy

    Yasmin, what would a Muslim have to say about Islam other than it's great? Pffffft! I was raised a Catholic…I have heard Catholic jokes my whole life. Never once did I have the urge to kill someone for speaking negatively against it. Tell me that's not the case in your so-called religion. People's lives have been threatened for making a joke or drawing a cartoon of your prophet, Muhammed who was a pedophile and urged his followers to conquer and kill the infidels. Islam is crap,

    • randy

      No wonder there are abuse problems in the catholic church, it is run by sexually dysfunctional old white guys.

      • Cathy

        In all fairness, the Catholic church is not the only one with these creeps. They seem to get all the publicity, though. I'm not defending them…I left the church because of how these people were (or were not) dealt with. It's all over the place. Schools, for instance, have had their problems with these perverts. They're all over the place so targeting the Catholic church alone is not fair.

  • WildChild

    brook. You said: "You people with all of your racist uneducated comments are idiots. Let's advance in humanity please!"

    First off, please tell me exactly what race is islam? Oh, you can't? That's because it's not a race. It's an ideology. Secondly, the only uneducated comments come from people like you, who see through politically correct blinders. Educate yourself.

  • Bruce

    I'd like to write my own Muslim series for TV using Qur'anic verses and Hadithic sayings. Of course, if I did, I and the cast would have to change our names and go into hiding wearing disguises, being that it would probably make "Breaking Bad" look like "The Waltons".

    • Beth

      Good luck finding a network that would show it.

  • curmudgeon_1

    daniel, you might dislike islam, but you gotta admire their recruiting. a desert psychopath came up with the formula to rule the world, and is succeeding beyond his wildest dreams. the middle east wasnt conquered by the prophet's (peace be upon him) small band of criminals–they attracted recruits! if the infidel was a christian or jew, they were either happy to worship the new god of evil rather than to die, or worn down by years of poverty, humiliation, and abuse as dhimmis, and would eventually succumb to the joys of rape and pillage. on the other hand, other groups were made to order for islamic recruiting. take tammerlane and his band of steppesnazis, for instance. they were already murders slavers, and robbers, and at their first contact with the religion of pure evil(ROPE), they just knew–"islam is me", and they converted to ROPE. after all, they got to continue to murder, enslave, and rob, but were allowed to feel good about it, to say nothing about pedophilia, rape, incest, beastiality, and 72BBEV.

  • Michael

    Ask yourself this, do you know someone that has encountered and experienced forgiveness? Why would anyone need to seek forgiveness, when we all have decided what is right or wrong – in our own mind? Can a murderer be forgiven?

    Ask your self this, who is ultimately stronger the one who Loves or the one who Hates? Why would many people search for absolute truth, if it does not exist?

    I was born in a land of freedoms. These freedoms were costly, but someone else paid the cost – not me. I was born into this world, just like you. I did not plan or desire to murder others, but we do these things. People do things that require resolution – payment. There is not one, no one of us that is perfect.

    I will leave this world, just like each of you – dead. We will all be the same at these (2) points in our lives, entering and leaving. I have experienced that place between these (2) points – life and death – coma. We are all born with a gift to make a true mess of everything, some cover up their mess better than others.

    I am grateful that Israel, has been faithful to protect the Holy Scriptures, so that we may read about the truth, past lives, living history and the interactions between God's Chosen people and those that have not been Chosen. The Living Holy God chooses, he is God and we are not. His plans are for each of us to come to grips with our own inner sickness – it does not end well for those that choose to Hate.

    Jesus-Messiah. Absolute Truth does exist and I choose to believe. I have experienced forgiveness and it surpasses anything that you can imagine. Hang onto all that you can reason for and suggest that your way is the right way. In the end, you will know. I would ask that you seek forgiveness – for your mess (sin). He lives to Save. John 5:24.

  • Roco

    Wow, the FPM censor is good. I can't even post a response without it getting removed upon submission. I do not my original posts are still so the party faithful can comment on them but I can't offer rebuttal to their gibberish.

  • James G. Borden

    Only moslem cockroaches and moslem cockroach useful idiots watch this antichrist show.

  • Beth

    (great post SFC MAC….it reminded me of the following….)

    "All-American Muslim"…..is an insult to America:

    Article. IV. Section. 4. (of the Constitution of the United States of America)

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Article. III. Section. 3.

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    Article. VII

    Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven [that year signifies only one possible Lord for this Constitution] and of the Independence of the United States of America.

    You can not be an American AND a muslim too:

    (preached in their koran….)

    Mass Murder…………………………..009.005 – 033.061
    Mass Rape……………………………..033.052
    Beheadings……………………………..047.004
    Crucifixions……………………………..005.033
    Robbery…………………………………008.041
    Telling lies to non-muslims………….003.028
    Cutting off hands and feet…………..005.033
    Treason………………………………….008.067

  • Mike H.

    I wonder how many Muslims you folks actually know. I know quite a few, and beleive it or not, they really are just regular people. Thats what makes our nation the greatest on Earth–people came here for an idea, the idea that we are all free. I live in a large urban area diverse as ever and when you meet nee arrivals, they still adhere to the 'old country' beliefs, but after a year or two, you see them out at bars, eating hot dogs (pork by the way) and assimilating with everyone else. You can't make a comparison with Europe–European countries aren't based on a lofty ideal, they don't have the sasme approach to freedom as we do.

  • Marrabella

    What the problem is these two cultures cannot sit side by side. Oil and water.
    My dad was in WWII in the Pacific. He said a Muslim would get on a bus and start hacking away at the European looking riders with his scimitar.
    Ft. Hood etc, are outgrowths of this. The whole culture has to change and it will take generations to do this. They are "educated" since birth on a steady diet of hate and fear.
    God bless them ….. But perhaps we need separate countries to survive.

  • Jackofalltrades

    I just don't understand the ignorance of these comments. There are dozens upon dozens of different variations of Islam, just like any other religion. And like any other religion, it has its screwed up elements. The terrorists represent Islam as much as the KKK represents Christianity.

    Islam must go through a reformist movement, no doubt. Many who worship the religion are downtrodden and it's ludicrous for these people to practice the religion in "pure" form in Europe or the U.S.

    But do not put a blanket over all of Islam and all Muslims. The issue is just way too complex to be simplified into a "Good vs. Evil".

    My personal opinion if you want it is that all religion is screwed up and it's only purpose is to surpress the innate evil tendencies of all humans.

  • Hockeyn109

    I watched the first two episodes only to satisfy my curiosity. I was so disappointed. It was truly like sitting through a time share sales pitch. Absolute idiotic propaganda. The muslims on the show did nothing to make me feel positive about their religion or their culture. I felt the women were stifled and programmed like the stepford wives to enjoy being submissive.

  • Beth

    "All-American Muslim"

    A house divided is a house that falls.

    Is there a list?…

    All American Catholic? Protestant?, Methodist?, etc…

    Or..All American Irish?, Italian?, Jew?, Arab?

    Last Article of the U.S. Constitution:

    Article. VII

    Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven {that year signifies only one possible Lord for this Constitution] and of the Independence of the United States of America.

    Important fact to note…..

    The Son of God is an abomination in Islam (019.088) and Muslims are commanded to slay His followers.

    "All-American Muslim" …..there is no such thing – not when considering the koran and The U.S. Constitution. Such a name is ridiculous.

  • Richard

    The Quran Distinguishes Muslims from Non-Muslims
    and Establishes a Hierarchy of Relative Worth

    The Quran makes it clear that Islam is not about universal brotherhood, but about the brotherhood of believers:

    The Believers are but a single Brotherhood (49:10)

    Not all men are equal under Islam. Slaves and the handicapped are not equal to healthy free men, for example (16:75-76). The Quran introduces the “Law of Equality,” which establishes different levels of human value when considering certain matters, such as restitution for murder (2:178).

    Neither are Muslim believers equal to non-Muslims:

    Are those who know equal to those who know not? (39:09)

    Is the blind equal to the one who sees" Or darkness equal to light? (13:16)

    The Quran plainly tells Muslims that they are a favored race, while those of other religions are “perverted transgressors”:

    Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (3:110)

    As we shall see later, Allah condemns non-Muslims to Hell based merely on their unbelief, while believers are rewarded with the finest earthly comforts in the hereafter, including never-ending food, wine and sex (56:12-40). In fact, much of the Quran is devoted to distinguishing Muslims from non-Muslims and impugning the latter.

    The first sura of the Quran is an example of this. It is a short prayer that is repeated by devout Muslims each day and ends with these words:

    Keep us on the right path. The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray. (1:6-7)
    Muhammad was once asked if these words pertained to Jews and Christians. His response was, "Whom else?" (Bukhari 56:662).
    Since Allah makes such a strong distinction between Muslims and those outside the faith, it is only natural that Muslims should incorporate disparate standards of treatment into their daily lives. The Quran tells Muslims to be compassionate with one another but ruthless to the infidel:

    Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves… (48:29)

    Allah intends for Muslims to triumph over unbelievers:

    And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way to triumph over believers [Pickthall – “any way of success”] (4:141)

    The only acceptable position of non-Muslims to Muslims is subjugation under Islamic rule:

    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (9:29 Jizya is the money that non-Muslims must pay to their Muslim overlords in a pure Islamic state.)

    A common criticism of many Muslims is that they often behave arrogantly toward others. Now you know why.