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Posted on 11/25/2011 6:05:53 AM PST by bayouranger
"All-American Muslim," a new program on The Learning Channel that is being touted as a "powerful series" that carries viewers "inside the rarely seen world of American Muslims," is being dropped by advertisers.
Critics say the program is nothing more than video jihad propaganda, and the Florida Family Association says it is contacting companies whose advertising appears on the show to ask them to quit. So far, 18 of 20 companies contacted have done so, the group said.
The organization said that among the companies that initially supported the program, but later did not have any advertising aired, were Airborne Vitamin, Amway, Diamond Foods, Dyson Vacuum, Estee Lauder, HTC Phones, Home Depot, McDonald's, Petsmart, Pfizer, Sears, Sonic, T-Mobil and Wal-Mart.
The Florida group said it sent out an email alert to constituents only a week ago, who then contacted the sponsors.
"The Learning Channel's new show 'All-American Muslim' is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Shariah law," the organization's report on its work said. "The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish."
The association cited a "troubling scene" in which a Muslim police officer stated, "I really am American. No ifs, ands or buts about it."
"This scene would appear to be damage control for the Dearborn [Mich.] police who have arrested numerous Christians including several former Muslims for peacefully preaching Christianity," the association report said.
"Dearborn police falsely arrested Nabeel Qureshi and Paul Rezkalla in 2010 and Sudanese Christian Pastor George Saieg in 2009 for preaching Christianity at the annual Arab International Festival," the report said.
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The association's suggested message from consumers to sponsors said the show is trying to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and Shariah, which is Islamic religious law.
The report said Dearborn, the site of the biggest mosque in North America, is one of the most densely populated Muslim communities in the United States. In recent years, it has gained national attention for taking a pro-Muslim stance and for the arrest and intimidation of Christian evangelists for engaging in protected speech activity, the report said.
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, has handled several legal disputes over the arrests of those individuals.
"But Americans aren't suspicious of Muslims who are trying to get married, open clubs, and play football. Americans are suspicious of Muslims who are trying to blow up American buildings, subvert American freedoms, and assert the primacy of Islamic law over American law. The problem people have with Islam is not with every Muslim person. It is with Islam's teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation," the report said.
The program launched earlier this month on the TLC Cable Channel.
A producer who declined to be named told WND the stories focus on people.
"Ultimately, our shows are about telling the stories of the families featured in them. So, to some extent, the history of American Muslims settling in Dearborn may be touched upon, but ultimately, this is about the families' stories and what's going on in their lives today, not the past, per se," the producer said.
But Islam analyst Pamela Geller told WND earlier that perspective on the show is also its danger.
"Clearly this program is designed to counter the fictional threat of 'Islamophobia' by showing Muslims who aren't terrorist monsters, but ordinary people living ordinary lives, balancing tradition and modern life, dealing with their families, their jobs, and a host of other issues," Geller said.
"It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show. The problem is not people; it's ideology. The show doesn't address that," Geller said.
Jerry Newcombe, Truth in Action Ministries' senior producer and analyst, says the major problem with the program is that it's not going to show the reality of "pure Islam."
"It's a free country. Muslims are free to practice their religion here (thanks to Christianity, ultimately). What is sad, though, is that the truth about the goals of radical Islam are hidden from many Americans through programs like the one on TLC. Islam wants to take over the world. If they have to use force, they'll do that. But otherwise, they'll do it by what Robert Spencer calls 'stealth jihad,'" Newcombe said.
A line from one of the first two episodes illustrates what both Geller and Newcombe are describing, when one of Muslim women says in a panel discussion, "We live our lives just like anyone else."
That perception is one of the reasons why Jihad Watch publisher and Executive Director Robert Spencer shares the concerns expressed by Geller and Newcombe.
Spencer says the program is attempting to produce a neutral view of Islam.
"The show apparently is trying to show that Muslims go to clubs, like to have fun, etc. But this doesn't really establish anything," Spencer said.
"The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. The problem is not with every Muslim person. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation," he said.
They hate the West.
Why are they here ?
The channel and any sponsor really are nuts aren’t they?
This is all just so insane. IF they really are just Americans it should not take any convincing... just be Americans. Of course, I’m beginning to wonder if we have not allowed that to be so diluted and polluted that the cultural norm is lost.
Check out my comments on TLC website page for this show - I was verbally put down - but replied with facts — and then left alone...
Here’s everything that was said to the non-moslems:
ignorant American / how dumb you sound / YOUR state sponsored Terrorists / Taqiyyah, It’s a shia principle, they implement toward sunni (majority) muslims / conspiracy theorist Islamophobe / dumb and ignorant / haters hater and haters / ranting and raving / voice remains unheard / Have you looked in the mirror lately / can’t handle the truth / fear mongering / live in your lunchbox / idiot / atrocities committed by Israeli Zionists / closed minded people / You sound like an idiot / I can’t believe how dumb and ignorant people are / WE DOn’t NEEED YOUR SUPPORT / Adolf Hilter / Timothy McVeigh / KKK / Arion Brotherhood / soilder who was forced and cowardly went to Iraq / homegrown inbred mami and papi were brother and sister / ignorant. poor ...poor unfortunate soul / I sure hope you didn’t get your sister pregnant again / we don’t need any more honkey tonk rednecks like you in AMERICA / fastest growing religion the WORLD / america has the highest rate of domestic violence and the largest number of calls to 911 for domestic violence and child abuse is during CHRISTMAS / your comment clearly proves that you truly are ignorant / Do yourself a favor a go put a shirt on / they need to go back to elementary school and learn their core values / Zeinab Amin-Aliahmad honestly love it when you comment. Lmao I can read your comments all day. Mashallah your amazing / All American Muslim to Arab American Muslims / Idiotic bigoted Americans / Nobodys paying any attention to the dogs barking / If you are ab igot, then just be a bigot / screwed up perceptions / Pennsylvania are all vile pedophiles for tolerating child abuse by ‘sports gurus’ / I’m sure your not a racist that kills innocent Muslims because of your racist views. Disgusting. All your killings should be looked into / occupying another country / Just like people thought all Russians were Evil in the 80’s and Japanese/germans during world war 2 or even the Native Americans / so freakin stupid I don’t think anyone can even get any dummer than this seriously / so u might want to shut the hell up / The Crusader where christans that were born and breeded to kill muslims and they did for hundreds of year / Jihad can only be physical if an invader occuppies your land kills your kids, rapes your women, like christans have been doing for more then a thousand years / raving racist anti semitic lunatic / a mjority of these people are Zionists / do believe in the peaceful spread of Islam / fearful and disappointing comments on this page / why this much hatred why all this anger / This show is to show ignorant people that WE are all American and we can all follow our religion in whichever way each individual chooses to / try visiting the middle east when your not trying to kill them / doesn’t waste her time replying to ignorant people like u / I really DON’T care to respond to ignorant people like him / And again you say Jesus is the son of God, or is he God, orrrr I’m just confused bc why would Jesus himself pray to God, if he was God / bc your ignorance is showing your true stupidity / every Christian does not have to defend hitlier, or Timothy for his bombing / Sumer don’t waste your breath on people like that, I’m sure they feel really dumb right now you showed him whatsup / This show is not a good representation of Islam /
“Freedom of expression is western terrorism” - Yeah, which Mutt-lims take every advantage of to terrorise the public with. Taking over entire streets to perform their obnoxiousness, blaring out the call to prayer loud as hell. There is one Mosque in Brooklyn on Atlantic avenue, and in a Jewish neighborhood no less, that ALL DAY blasts the call to prayer literally as loud as a train horn ALLAH AKBAR DIRKA DRIKA BALLLALAL and the cops aren’t allowed to do anything thanks to the lib a-holes who run New York city.
To recruit, to setup mosque, to preach shariah.
In Michigan, they've taken entire towns. They first move to an area and build a Islam community. Then begin electing Muslims into government positions such as Mayor, city counsel, county commish, police officers.
Once they've secured local positions, then it's state, federal.
They've already secured a few small towns up North. Mosques are popping up everywhere, not just lil tiny ones either.
The ground zero mosque is most certainly a poke in the eye to America...and we let’em do it.
I hope they don’t secretly support them with ads. This is the dumbest most insensitive program ever. There is nothing remotely entertaining or funny about it. These people hate us.
Thanks for posting. Why aren’t Umar Farouk Abulmutallab and Abu Nidal Hasan dead yet?
Just like any other invasion, they want to take over. The Religion of Peace will bring their form of peace (suppression of rights, Shari'a Law, enslavement of women)to the world once the entire world bows to Islam. Getting to their goal will not be peaceful, but once completed, under their definition, there will be peace. So if complacency allows "their" form of peace to be expedited, it is going to get uglier real soon. They are exploiting our freedoms to bring oppression.
WOW! Formatting can be your friend.....
I suspect those comments were from an organized group.
They’re here to conquer the western world, Christians, capitalism and freedom. They have targeted the US in more ways than just 9/11.
You can be Muslim. You can be American.
By definition, it’s impossible to be both.
Boycott emails can be effective if done correctly. They're even more effective because the emails are from individuals, not organized national groups.
Good work, freepers!
When his mouth is shut.
You go girl.
I think they got the message.
A quote from the former president of Eqypt: “There is no such thing as moderate Islam. There is only Islam”
The Learning, I mean Propaganda, Channel.
You mean they won’t get to display their rich cultural heritage as Americans?
They are infiltrating us and gathering information for the terrorists who are planning on coming here in the future & causing mayhem & death among Americans.
It is true that not every Muslim is a terrorist. A group of Muslims are extremists while others are peaceful and moderate. However, these two groups are not separated from each other. The line of demarcation between them is blurred. Actually there is no such line dividing the extremists from the moderates. They are all Muslims. The difference is in degrees and the strength of their faith. The extremists and the terrorists are those with stronger faith and the moderates are those with weaker faith.
Instead of thinking of Muslims as two separate groups, moderates and extremists, think of them as one group gathered around a fire. Those who are farthest from the fire are the nominal Muslims. The nominal Muslims are the average Muslims whom we are most familiar with. They could be our coworkers, our business associates or our neighbors. They dress like us and live like us, their children play with our children and they are working hard to put food on the table, pay their mortgage and live a normal life. They believe in the five pillars of the Islamic faith, some perform prayers, and some dont. They may fast during the month of Ramadan and if they can afford, they go to pilgrimage in Mecca at least once in their lifetime but most dont, even when they can afford it.
As you move closer to the fire you find Muslims becoming more attached to Islam, they meticulously perform their religious obligations, they read the Quran, regularly, go to the mosque, pay zakat, eat only halal food, dress Islamicly, believe in conspiracy theories about the Jews running the world, hate America, have not read Noam Chomsky but recommend his books, see the world divided in Muslim/kafir dichotomy, rationalize suicide bombings as legitimate fight against oppression, etc.
As you approach closer, you find the fanatics who are consumed by their zealotry and become terrorists and Jihadis. These people are all Muslims. The only difference between them is in degree of their adherence to Islam. There is no guarantee that a moderate nominal Muslim will remain moderate always. He can become attracted to the fire of zealotry and become a terrorist overnight. All it takes for nominal Muslims to become terrorists, is that they face a crisis. And if they are young, there is a chance that they become extremists and even terrorists. As long as Muslims look at Islam as the ultimate source of guidance, there is a risk that anyone of them become a terrorist in a heartbeat.
The history of Islam is a history of intolerance, violence and discrimination. There is no such thing as tolerant Islam. The real Islam is the radical Islam. What is known as the tolerant Islam is "less-Islam". Islamic societies are tolerant to the degree that they are un-Islamic. The more they practice the Quran, the more intolerant they become. http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/sina50502.htm
I’d love to see an “under cover” story where the media infiltrates a madrassa in the US and spills the beans on the violence and hatred that is spewed forth in their curriculum.
certainly Saudi Arabia or one of their many US fronts will take over sponsorship.
An All-American Muslim couple in Buffalo NY—the wife had a great idea, start a network called Bridges TV that would show the positive side of Muslims and counter-effect the image we got after 9/11. It would be great to talk to this woman only she isn’t around anymore.
Her husband beheaded her.
I heard a koranimals refer to themselves as Ummericans.
Umma 1st...what’s left of a destroyed country’s citizenship 2nd.
Islam has been built with a following of a deranged, mentally deficient drunkard.
From the Ads I’ve seen ,it’s an All-American Muslim Whine Feast
you left out ‘pedophile’.
AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.
WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11.
I watched and enjoyed it. It’s anything but propaganda. The radical Muslims hate the show because of its secular perspective. Not all Muslims are fundamentalist anti-American!
That looks like the Ft. Hood murdering Muzzie behind the flag.
At my workplace one of the “All American Muslim” men that I work with had to be separated from a Muslim woman that he was screaming at. Apparently he had just learned that her daughter was going to be attending college. He thought this was outrageous.
Yes, they are just like us.
BTW, the Muslim woman (a Somali) thought that Gaddafi was awesome and should be the president of all of Africa.
Why are they here?? Why, get a load of this:
That was not Mubarak, it was current Turkisk prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Can anyone IMAGINE an ‘All American Nazi’ campaign in the ?40’s? Or NOW?
Who would have tolerated a statement like- “I belong to an anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-civilization deathcult whose goal is world domination, but-hey- I’m just like you!”
SICK- We are ‘fairing’ ourselves into extinction!
I loathe and curse every Muslim on this planet-no exceptions.
That’s the same koranimal.
Not all Muslims are terrorists—
I would take issue with that. There is active, and passive, terrorism.
Would you say that the Germans who supported Hitler, yet never personally killed anyone, were less than Nazis? Were those who lived in towns just outside of the concentration camps, and smelled the humans burning in ovens, ‘good’ Nazis because they didn’t tend the crematoriums?
How is ‘Sieg Heiling’ a picture of Hitler every day not the same as holding ‘holy’ a book that calls for death and destruction for all things non-Moslem?
Why does guilt by association apply to almost every crime there is-aiding and abetting’- yet not to Muslims?
They are also enemies who stand and wait for their armies to conquer.You are what you believe.
It is quite easy to imagine because it actually happened.
Rally at Madison Square Garden:
I have a feeling thats the answer you will get from any of them.
Whew! What a relief to know.
Now I feel compelled to believe you rather than the koranimals who pray for our death 5x a day, support jihadists through zakat & actively attack us here/abroad.
They really can’t be that bad because they’re Ummericans.
Why are they here ?
And the even greater question is: Why were they allowed to come here?