"All American Muslims" Meet All American Islamophobia

The Daily Show had fantastic coverage this week of The Florida Family Association’s opposition to TLC’s show All American Muslim:

I’ve never seen the show so I can’t judge it. All I can say is that my own (extremely limited) experience with real life all-American Muslims has been overwhelmingly positive. Ophelia Benson did see the show and wrote a poignant reflection on what it brought to light for her. And for more, daily, vital criticisms of the real dangers of Islam, follow Maryam Namazie’s must-read blog.

Finally, it’s unrelated but worth noting as long as I’m mentioning The Daily Show: The Daily Show website has grouped together their interviews with Christopher Hitchens. Of special note is his June 8, 2010 appearance, which came the day his illness physically announced itself to him for the first time and he was referred to an oncologist.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM.

    A bigot is complaining because a TV show doesn’t support his bigotry.


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