Skip to comments.Muslims Hope New Show Breaks Cultural Barriers
Posted on 09/11/2007 5:38:13 PM PDT by WVNan
Muslim Sitcom to Debut
Muslims Hope New Show Breaks Cultural Barriers [Excerpts]
Raja Musharaff is a Pakistani Muslim exchange student coming to America this fall.
He's not coming to join a terrorist cell, open a kabob shop or become a taxi driver. On the contrary, as one of the lead roles on "Aliens in America," which premiers Oct. 1 on the CW Network, Raja is more than an amicable 16-year-old; he also emerges as a moral compass to his wayward host family in Wisconsin.
"We wanted to bring a character who had a sense of his own faith, and who had a strong relationship with God, into this family that really doesn't have one," said David Guarascio, one of the producers, describing the character Raja. "Maybe this family has lost its way a little bit and the character who has a spiritual sense of himself can help them find their way."
To many Muslim Americans who say film and television depictions of Muslims are almost uniformly negative, the idea that a mainstream television network is introducing an empathetic follower of Islam -- as well as exploring Americans' own prejudices towards their faith -- is welcome news.
"The fact that Raja's the moral conscience of the show, that's probably a first on American television for any sort of Muslim character," said Edina Lekovic, a spokeswoman with the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles, who was hired as a consultant for the show.
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Didn’t we have Fez as our token Middle Eastern exchange student?
This show will bomb.
I’m trying to remember any religious sitcom. All I can come up with is seeing a family either get ready or come home from church. That is about it.
Why do we have to have a show about how good these dirtbags are? Is it because there is not any good pr anywhere for them. If they would quit terrorizing the world, there might be a different viewpoint. Until then, I could give a rats a$$ about the muzzies. BTW, what is the CW network?
Let’s hope that the end of every episode has the whole family blow up practicing for suicide bombing like good little muzzies.
This could be pretty funny. If the family fails to respond to the “moral compass”, he could declare a fatwa on them and behead them. Laughs galore for prime time viewing by infidels.
Oh boy, I just can’t wait for this show - it’s sure to be a real knee slapper. We should all throw our hat in the ring here and come up with prospective titles.
Here’s a few to start us out:
“I Dream of Jihad”
“My Favorite Muhajdeen”
Muzzie and Harrikeem Nelson. And the two boys Uday and Qusay.
Sounds like fun! But will there be the lopping of heads, female circumcision, sending thier children to school with a nap sak full of explosives, The father figure of the family murdering his teenage daughter because she is dating an infidel, The oldest son taking flying lessons in Florida, Is there a nice young jewish boy producing this comedy to end all comedies?
New this season, from CBS:
I DISMEMBER MAMA!
"Because Christians are what.......Schmart? It's my Imam calling, I'll put it on speaker"
it wont last long CAIR will find something wrong with it.
No I think Fez was from South America
I chopped off your daughter's head. She was a whore and brought shame to the family by showing an ankle.
Oh, Raja! [ insert laugh track ]
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