New TLC Series Highlights Muslim Community
TLC has a new show in its lineup this fall called All-American Muslim.
The show features five families from Dearborn, Michigan, a city near Detroit with one of the highest concentrations of Arab descendants in the country. All of the main characters were born and raised in the U.S., and their daily dramas are the stuff of scrapbooks everywhere: getting married, having a baby, opening a new business.
“People need to learn our stories,” said Nawal Aoude, a pediatric respiratory therapist. “People need to learn who we are. The only time people see Muslims in the media, they are cast in a negative light.”
Cast members said they agreed to be part of the series to show the diversity of the Muslim community and, in the post-Sept. 11th world, illustrate that other Americans need not fear the Muslims in their presence.
Unfortunately, people still seem to have a problem with Muslim-Americans and a Facebook page has been made to boycott the show. It’s 2011 and people still think that “all” Muslims are terrorist, what a shame!
Hopefully this show will be an eye-opener to such ignorant people. The season premiere is this Sunday at 10/9c. Will you be watching? I will!