Several families are being followed in day-to-day activities, and while the show hasn't aired yet, the network's agenda is clear: "to paint Muslims in America as regular folks subjected to xenophobia or at the very least unjust suspicion of terrorism." The teaser for the show sends a simple message: "American Muslims are proud to be Americans while they are also committed to Islam.
It is critical to recognize that not all Muslims are radicals, not all Muslims are interested in implementing Sharia Law in the United-States or the rest of the world, and certainly not all Muslims are terrorists. Any society painting a people group or community with such broad strokes is guilty or generalizing and marginalizing "the others" simply because they are different. A sad example of this is of course Nazi Germany and European Jews.
So, the idea of exposing prejudice against Muslims in America should be welcome by all in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism. Actually, it has been welcome by the media and the masses, but forgive me for not joining the party quite yet.
I am very concerned about the show's attempt to describe American-Muslims in a false light. To be sure, the families portrayed on the show are most certainly far removed from the Islamist/Jihadist mentality of total destruction of the infidels. Yet, the issues that concerns most of us westerners are strangely absent from the show. None of us should be suspicious of Muslims coaching football or opening a club, but we should worry about those who aim at destroying America and implementing Sharia Law (and they exist, even though they are nowhere described on the show).
The show displays the apparent success of multiculturalism, but dangerously, it only looks at it from one perspective, the Muslim one. There is Jeff, a catholic man who converts to Islam to marry a Muslim woman and all is well in the family. But what would happen in the Muslim community if the woman wanted to leave Islam to marry the man ( an action actually punishable by death under Sharia)? That question remains unanswered! Additionally, it is unclear if the ex-catholic is aware that his newfound faith requires him not only to deny his old faith but also to conduct jihad against it.
The show is set in Dearborn, Michigan which happens to be the largest concentration of Muslims in America. Another fallacy lies in the fact that Dearborn is depicted as a mellow Muslim community while the reality is quite the opposite. Dearborn is a hotbed of Islamo-facism too often going unchallenged. Dearborn is pretty much the first serious American sharia enclave, and not the last at the rate things are going!
Then there is the Imam who marries Jeff, the ex-catholic and Shadia, the Muslim woman. Imam Husham Al-Husainy is a radical Muslim who was featured on Sean Hannity Radio show in 2007 and who has ties to Hamas and Hizbullah. The following radio interview is a sobering example of how he avoids answering some very simple but very revealing questions while accusing and insulting the show host repeatedly.
I am afraid that the American public has once again been led to believe that Islam is a religion of peace. As I have said it before, the only time when Islam would be a religion of peace would be when the whole world is under sharia. But even then, Muslim of different ideological upbringings like Sunnis and Shi'ites would still kill each other as we have already witnessed around the globe.
Islam includes an accepted practice known as taqiyya, with the sole purpose of deceiving the unbelievers and promote Islam and Koranic law. The Qur'an is replete with verses that the All American Muslim families on the show would certainly not know how to justify, yet they exist and they are applicable under Sharia.
I am very afraid that we are once again being DECEIVED
While "true multiculturalism" is rapidly becoming a utopian concept with each move made by western civilization to accommodate Muslims, we can still claim that truth exist. In fact there can only be one truth, and I found that truth in the real book about brotherly love: the Bible, where the teachings of Yeshua (Jesus) remind us to "love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us" (Matthew 5:44).
and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free