All-American Muslim: TLC Show Draws Fire For 9/11 Episode

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TLC's latest reality show All-American Muslim, which follows the lives of contemporary U.S. Muslim households, is (not surprisingly) drawing criticism from many.

But is it warranted?

An upcoming episode focused on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and how the show's cast members feel about them, ignited a firestorm of controversy.

The episode airs Sunday, but the series first attracted attention earlier this month when a conservative Christian group called on advertisers to boycott the series.

Some critics call All-American Muslim "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

Home improvement chain Lowe's and travel planning site Kayak (dot) com announced they were pulling ads, which led to backlash against the companies.

Filming for the controversial reality TV series took place during commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the attacks this September, heightening tensions.

Both TLC and the Muslims it depicts, which live in and around Dearborn, Mich., wanted to address the topic. How do you think their message will be received?

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Oh shut up and keep your comments... What ever happened to freedom of religion?! All are the same for crying out loud!! We're all human, so get that through your f*** ing minds already!! Sure we believe toward different varieties of Faiths. so believe what you want to believe, and let others do the same. Jeez!

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We are all God's chidren and I find it so sad to see so much criticism about those of different faiths, customs, wearing appearal, etc. Personally, I thought the episode of All-American Muslims which focused on the anniversary of 9/11 brought to the forefront how aghast the majority of Muslims feel about the terrorists who contributed to the tragic loss of so many lives. There are extremists in all walks of life. Just turn on the News, read the paper, etc., and see that crimes are committed by and against all groups. As a Christian American woman, I have enjoyed the education and awareness of some American Muslims in the show ... and, wish they would have similar programming on other faiths and customs, as well.

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Really people the show is showing people who are no different than me or you they have differnt lifestyles just like most people here today. You have people having sex when ever they want to but if if a muslim does something everybody goes crazy. Today everyone needs to wake up. Those who blow themselves up are not muslims. If you look around there is extremeism everywhere Islam Christain and Judasim so why is everyone panicing over a show that shows a another side of Islam instead what comes out of the media and people who do not know what they are talking about.

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Someone wrote a comment saying that muslims hate everyone like jew, christians, americans and that muslims kill gay people... thats a load of bullshit, i'm a muslim and i dont have any things against gay people, jews, christians or americans, i have friends that are christians and btw i'm british and one day i would love to live in america. People just assume that every muslim in the world are the same and that they all hate everyone but muslims, when thats sooo not true.

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Put on a turtle neck people, your red neck is showing. Some of you should not be allowed to breed. To those who say they need to take off their scarves and assimilate, what are you smoking? We are a melting pot of cultures there is no "one" American culture. As a country we enjoy things from Spanish, German, Japanese, English and many other cultures. As a Jew who lived in Israel when I was younger it is difficult to defend the Muslim culture but as an American born and bred it is easy to defend their freedom of religion. As a Medic in the U.S. Army I take offense to those of you who try to deny anyone the rights that I have fought for.

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@Doug, AGREED! IF YOUR AMERICAN, ACT LIKE IT.

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This country has gone no place but down hill since we started letting all the "new" foreigners in. We should have closed the doors after the 60's. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I sound prejudiced? We wouldn't have these problems if we stayed AMERICAN.

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Does anyone remember anything about the Japanese Americans that were interned and lost everything after the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor? Did they have anything to do with it? OMG, I thought we were an diverse nation, but some of the comments lead me to believe that we are just a bunch of rednecks that want everyone to be WASP. Get some education and live and let live.

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Stop making it about you!!!911 is about the people that died in the towers....not you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok big whoop... so what... pull some advertising and get a bigger media storm by doing that... Funny