Archives for December 2011

TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’: A Step in the Right Direction

This is a guest post from author Arsalan Iftikhar. Network news anchor Katie Couric once declared that “bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country was one of the most disturbing stories to surface” in the last few years. At the time, Couric was referring to the proposed Park51 Islamic Center in lower Manhattan (sinisterly referred [Read More…]

Standing Up for ‘All-American Muslim’

This is a guest post from Sami Elmansoury, who serves on the executive board of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). The piece, which appeared first on Elmansoury’s Facebook page, elicited an interesting thread of comments, which explored the influence of fame on the cast members’ religious journey, and how the show is a good [Read More…]