Nawal, one of the women on the show tells the viewer that she does not want sharia in America and has no idea who the people are promoting this as she has never met them. Great, wonderful, fantastic Nawal, I am so glad you have never been in contact with "those" Muslims and disavow their beliefs.
Well done. Now what?
Just because we see Muslims in America acting, behaving and espousing the American way of life does not negate or diminish how Islam is defined today by it's leaders, or how it is practiced by some Muslims. We may indeed have nothing to fear from those portrayed on the show, but if we let ourselves believe every Muslim is exactly the way TLC portrays them then we open up the door to first identifying, and then ignoring the real Islamists and jihadists. I appreciate the idea that TLC came up with, they need to do a better job of giving the viewer as much context and perspective as possible. We need to be told facts, not a watered down and misleading show on Islam and Muslims in America.
From andersoncooper.com November 17
'This Is My Country... I Would Not Change It for the World'