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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Terror-Free All American Muslim

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Terror-Free All American Muslim

On tonight’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a look at the controversy surrounding TLC’s new show, All American Muslim, and the Tampa-based group that hates it. Because the Muslims depicted in the show aren’t shown to be terrorists bent on destroying America, the Florida Family Association can’t abide it. Like most zealots, all they want is their stereotypes reinforced. Is it too much to ask for Bravo to whip up a season of the The Real Martyrs of Jalalabad? Sheesh.

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  • Jim S

    The objections to the show are for the lamest possible reasons, just as someone said above, because the show does not reinforce the terrorist stereotype that far too many bigots want so sorely to believe. Jon Stewart comes off as a comedian (and a damn good one!!!) but when subjects like this come up he is just about the only voice in the media who has the courage to report the truth. That makes him a better news source in this respect than FOX, that’s for damn sure, but also better than most (all???) of the controlled and manipulated mainstream media in this country!

  • Atheist Arab – عربي ملحد

    Oh how I love us liberals

  • corey

    that was hilarious makes me forget that he stared in that one movie I hate so much which I will not mention that was and adaptation to a really great tv series.

  • Ilisha,

    The Daily Show is funny.

  • Garth Eisenstein

    The activism opposed to Lowes pulling of the ad must step up it’s campaign. Lowes kowtowing to these backwards bigots is totally unacceptable and the Florida Family Association needs to be aggressively stood up to with regards to this case.

    Let’s give ’em a punch straight in the jaw.

  • Rocky

    I love you jon stewart, if gay marriage was halal in Islam i’de marry you 😉

  • JD

    Another company pulls advertising from TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/another-company-pulls-advertising-tlc-american-muslim-181908989.html

    On the heels of a controversial decision by Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull its advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” following protests from a conservate group, another company has decided to do the same–though it claims it was not because of the backlash.
    In a letter of apology to customers, an executive at Kayak.com, the online travel site, explained the decision to stop advertising on the new reality show.
    “When we decided to give our money to TLC for this program, we deemed the show a worthy topic,” Robert Birge, Kayak’s chief marketing officer, wrote in the letter posted on the site. “When we received angry emails regarding our decision to advertise, I looked into the show more thoroughly.”
    Birge continued:
    The first thing I discovered was that TLC was not upfront with us about the nature of this show. As I said, it’s a worthy topic, but any reasonable person would know that this topic is a particular lightning rod. We believe TLC went out of their way to pick a fight on this, and they didn’t let us know their intentions. That’s not a business practice that generally gets repeat business from us. I also believe that it did this subject a grave disservice. Sadly, TLC is now enjoying the attention from this controversy.
    Birge said he received bulk emails from members of the Florida Family Association, which last month launched an online campaign to pressure marketers, like Lowes, to pull their advertising from the program.
    “TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values,” the group wrote. “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 the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.”
    The group said 65 advertisers targeted by the campaign agreed to pull their ads from the show. (However, a spokeswoman for TLC told THR that there remains “strong advertising support for the show.” )
    “The amount of vitriol in the emails was saddening, but I didn’t exactly feel pressured,” Birge wrote, “not to mention we wouldn’t bend to such pressure.”
    The Lowe’s decision to pull its ads sparked a backlash from Muslim groups and supporters of the show. The company apologized on Facebook, which led to an avalanche of vitriolic comments. (Ted Lieu, a state senator from California,  told the Associated Press that he would help initiate a boycott if Lowe’s did not apologize.)
    Birge admitted that the “decision comes across as bending to bigotry,” and “it also appears that we did not support people who deserve support as people and as Americans.”
    “For that,” he wrote, “I am profoundly sorry.”
    Birge added: “Mostly, I just thought the show sucked. Based on our dealings with TLC and the simple assessment of the show, I decided we should put our money elsewhere. Apologies again.

  • mindy1

    I love him, he can be so funny and right on point 😆

  • Khushboo

    LOL@ Lowe’s, a store for terrorists

    Love Aasif!

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