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Saturday, July 23, 2011

TLC Orders 'All-American Muslim' Series

** All I can say, is wow. My friend, Annony, save some of your thoughts and write a POST!  

The cable channel best known for controversial hits "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and "Sister Wives" will turn its focus to a Muslim-American community in Michigan.


TLC is attempting to take a deep dive into Muslin-American culture with its new series, All-American Muslim.

The series, set to premiere in November, is designed to bring viewers inside a Dearborn, Michigan community with the largest mosque in the United States. The cameras will chronicle the everyday lives of five appropriately diverse Muslim families, focusing on their customs, celebrations, conflicts and misconceptions.

"All-American Muslim is a perfect fit for TLC, inviting viewers into a world they might not otherwise experience,” said the channel's general manager Amy Winter. “Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America, providing insight into their culture with care and compassion.”

The project, which hails from Shed Media US and executive producers Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell and Dan Peirson, will join a schedule that includes Kate Plus 8, Sister Wives and LA Ink.                                                      
The announcement comes just a day after cable rival Bravo  announced it would be chronicling the daily lives of Persian-American community members in Los Angeles, on the surface a similar attempt to explore a world through reality television's lens.
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(Courtesy: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tlc-orders-all-american-muslim-213942)

30 comments:

  1. Saudi Arabia nightmareJuly 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    I'm going to tell you my story and it's a painful one. I met the nicest man let's call him "John" after a divorce on a trip. John was smart, funny, extremely mannerly, interesting, and treated my children great. He had worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 yrs for the an oil co., got paid well and retired early. Everyone in my community loved him, all my co workers, etc. After a "courtship" (heehee), we decided to get married. I had an adopted son who had many problems, and since John lived in an area I was familiar with and had a beautiful farm, we thought the country life might be good for my son. So I stupidly left a job I loved, my friends and took off for a journey. My children we all happy about it, so we thought we were headed for our dream. Even my ex reluctantly agreed.
    He had told me these horror stories of how the Muslim women were treated over there, most of his workers were Muslim. I thought that was why he was so overly mannerly to women. Was I wrong.
    When we moved, when I was enrolling my children in their school, I mentioned I had been a teacher. The principal took me in his office and we talked, and he said he'd love for me to teach there. GREAT! I was sooo excited. When I got home and told John, it was like I had committed a crime. "IT' started. You don't talk to people without telling me, and NO, you are not working. you are here for ME.
    The whole southern gentleman was a ruse; They know how to manipulate the system. John had decided this was what kind of wife he wanted. Here I had moved my kids and given up my job. I knew I was in trouble, and I was. In a nutshell, everything EVERYTHING changed within a matter of weeks. thank god, he still treated my kids well in that time period.
    I was told what to wear, he would go with me everywhere, even to get my hair cut; I could have no friends, he would lavish me with expensive tings to I guess make up for it, who cared? I had lost all my money in the first divorce, so I was stuck and scared. He kept me so messed up I couldn't think, and treated me like his Muslim lady. So confusing. I won't go into all the gory details, but my life evolved around trying to make things ok for my kids and taking his shit. MENTAL and PHYSICAL.
    Then the beatings came. he smartly would do it when the kids weren't around. Over nothing, like I flipped the remote off the desk by accident. And they were regular. Beatings, remorse, a gift. I was trying to take money and save up to get out of there, and going home really wasn't an option since teaching jobs are hard to come by, I had tenure, and given mine up.
    Beatings, expected to be loving, it was crazy. Trying to pretend all was good with a 4 and 5 yr old, horrible. Then, one night, he beat the living shit out of me, (which I still have damage from) and I ran and called the cops.
    Guess what? He already had them in his back pocket. oh, they put him in jail, and he got out and left a note on my car saying it would be dismissed. And it was.

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  2. Saudi Arabia nightmareJuly 23, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    Long story short. I lived a quasi moto Muslim life, and 8 years later I am still picking up my mental pieces. Luckily, my fist husband straightened his butt up and somewhat rescued me. However, with no money, and no emotional brains left, it's taken me 8 years to even walk out the door alone. he stalked me for years. I can't imagine what these women have to go through. If I had much family or money, I might of got on my feet better, but I didn't. And I am sure they don't either. PRAY for these women, and don't be fooled by this show.
    JOHN, told me that his 1st wife was a hairdresser when they were in Saudi Arabia. When a Muslim husband came to the house and saw she had her headdress off in front of John, he took her home and plucked her eyes out and thew lyme on her face. true story.
    DON'T LET TLC FOOL YOU. BEWARE!
    8 years later, I'm not on my feet, have physical and emotional scars and no insurance. I have my ex back, and he is loving and I'm glad for the kids, but makes no money. Pray for these women, and SHAME ON TLC
    I can't begin to tell you how I went from a normal gal with a good life to nothing. It's the mental stuff

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  3. The value of women in fundamentalist Moslem societies is ZERO.

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  4. Shiara is practiced and supported by federal, state and local government in Dearbornistan, MI. The city has become the largest Muslim community in the US.

    Immigration laws are flouted. Because of it's border with Canada (who is further down the Islamification road and has much laxer visa regs), many Muslims come to visit family sneaking across the border and stay.

    Often pregnant females come to visit and drop their anchor baby and stay...and the rest of their family comes to visit and...you get the picture.

    Freedom of speech is limited to Islam, no Christians may avail themselves of it in that city as the ROPOs will assault any who try with support of the local LEOs.

    The public school system is headed by a Muslim Imam who has forced all students to a halal cafeteria...no BLTs allowed. Phys Ed programs are segregated and the pools are segregated by sex.

    From Debbie Schlussel:

    Honor Killing or Just Muslim Savagery?: MI Man Charged w/ Murder, Burning Woman’sTorso

    By Debbie Schlussel

    I would love to know the immigration status of Oussama T. Othman a/k/a Oussama Talal Othman of Dearbornistan Heights. On Tuesday, he was arraigned on Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder for the brutal killing of Margaret Sheppard Webb of Dearbornistan in 2004. The case had been a cold case until recently. Webb’s body was found with severe head trauma and a burned torso. Yup, more “Religion of Peace” “peacefulness.”

    This isn’t the first time for Othman. A Michigan Court of Appeals docket shows that criminal cases were brought against Othman in both 1998 and 2007 and that he was convicted in both cases, serving time in prison as recently as November 2007. The State of Michigan Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) shows that Othman has been convicted of crimes in four separate incidents from 1995 to 2005, including criminal sexual conduct, obtaining money under false pretenses, and drunk driving. And he’s apparently a murderer, too.

    Clearly, Othman’s immigration status is important. If he is not a U.S. citizen and committed felonies, he should have been deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the INS, before ICE existed.

    So why did Othman, age 36, brutally murder Webb, apparently a non-Muslim woman? Was it an honor killing?

    I will follow this case and will let you know.

    This is not the first story out of Dearbornistan of honor killings or forced (arranged)marriages. There are many Muslim men who openly have multiple wives under Sharia law. In most Islamic communities, it is practiced because (and this is what far too many do not understand) Islam is not just a religion, but also a form of government. This "confusion" has become tolerated under our country's view about freedom of religion (unless one is either Christian or Jewish).

    Statistics show that the Muslim population is out-breeding other races. Welcome to the future.

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  5. UGH, i may have to ban TLC.

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  6. I am totally new to this. Is "Shiara" what they call their religion?
    "Freedom of speech is limited to Islam, no Christians may avail themselves of it in that city as the ROPOs will assault any who try with support of the local LEOs."
    I don't understand this, please explain.

    "The public school system is headed by a Muslim Imam who has forced all students to a halal cafeteria...no BLTs allowed. Phys Ed programs are segregated and the pools are segregated by sex."
    So what about regular, USA children?
    How did come about where they were allowed to take over a town?

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  7. This scares me, it's so different from Sister Wives. they aren't Americans. Why do they want in here? I hope Annony. write a post for MS with some simple aspects of being a Muslim. I know I am clueless, and need it broken down.

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  8. Mormon Shiara
    Mormonism shares the same Abrahamic/patriarchal family tree as Islam and Shiara Law.

    Bottom line: Misogynism.

    They all deny it. They all say that their attitude toward women elevates women, protects the sanctity of women-hood, which is speshul to God (see book of mormon "delighteth in the chastity of women").

    Combine that with the teaching that you're thoughts are as damnable as your actions...
    ...and presto, you have an avert-your-eyes culture.

    In the book "Nine Parts of Desire", author claims anecdotally that she's seen cases of women being considered defiled because a man looked at them. Hence women are typically covered in Islamic society and men and women don't interact in public.

    Mormonism is the same thing, only diluted.

    All the talk of modesty, like it's a woman's fault if a man thinks she's sexy. It's also the avoid-the-appreance-of-evil complex, better not look like I might be flirting even though I'm not.

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  9. I watched some videos on youtube about Muslims in Europe and they scared the heck out of me. There are plenty of sites out there like Atlas Shrugged but most people won't admit to even glancing at that kind of input out of fear of being labelled. Also, I know a woman with a very similar story as the one shared above. The man tormented her for years. She actually left the state and changed her name and still fears.

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  10. P.S. I wonder what the Brown's think when Turley includes Muslim polygamy in his arguments? Do you think they regret having him now? Or are they so driven they are willing to risk a sacrifice of one way of life just to obtain another?

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  11. No cynicism here but this sounds like an interesting show. I can't wait to watch it.

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  12. Jonathan Turley has been paid before by the Bin Laden family when he represented Islamic terrorists. I wonder if the Bin Ladens are paying him now to fund this lawsuit of the Browns, since the Browns are claiming Turley is working for them for free.

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  13. Me, too Cynical!!! Although I will read about it, I don't know a thing about them there Muzzlims. Too bad we can't have a popcorn party and watch it all together! What a hoot!

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  14. My guess is the Muslim issue scares the Browns.
    Sorry, Saudi Arabia, I hate to hear anyone be hurt. Prayers will be sent.

    What's next, TLC? "Man and his blow up doll?" How they really communicate?
    Poor guy, I almost hate to make fun of him.

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  15. **The public school system is headed by a Muslim Imam who has forced all students to a halal cafeteria...no BLTs allowed. Phys Ed programs are segregated and the pools are segregated by sex.**

    A quick google check shows that Dearborn schools offer 4 lunch menus-normal, peanut free, halal, and halal peanut-free. May's normal menu included hot dogs with no indication they were anything other than the standard school lunch crap-filled dogs.

    The summer brochure for the city does not indicate that the pools are segregated and their ad. picture shows both boys and girls.

    It's not illegal to be a Muslim and many of the ones in America are...gasp...Americans. Surprisingly enough, we come in all shapes, sizes, colors, religions, and political beliefs.

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  16. I don't think the imam runs the school cafeteria in Dearborn, I think there is an imam who acts as a consultant, just as their are rabbis who act as consultants on the kosher menus in schools in Jewish neighborhoods. I would be interested in seeing this series.

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  17. I feel very sorry for the poster "Saudi Arabia Nightmare." What a horrible story ! Hope you're putting the pieces back together, Saudi Arabia is extremely unfair in its treatment of women.

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  18. I do recall a controversy involving a Muslim educational school field trip to a Mosque. I don't think it is the same story mentioned above though.

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  19. What concerns me is that hmmm.. Turley speaks of Muslims and waalaa, a Muslim show. Not that I'm against the show, it just seems they were all in cahoots.

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  20. Well, I say, let's have a show, Man and his wives.... with Ed from Married with children.

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  21. OH, I'll be watching this one!

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  22. Think we'll see any of this? Might be better than Friday the 13th!
    2012542527.jpg (check it out)

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  23. Anyone want to help write a fair piece on the Muslims? I know little about the religion. Nysha, would you help?

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  24. "All American Snake Church"
    "All American Rapists"
    'All American Pedophiles"
    "Casey Anthony, All American Girl"
    "All American Meth Moms"
    Any others?

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  25. Next up, the Bestiality people will be demanding their rights to marry sheep, dogs, horses, camels, chickens, goats, etc.

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  26. Muslim culture must b representing right unification of Muslim brother hood and practice common believes and religious phenomena's.

    Muslim culture reflects the Muslim customs and Muslim traditions they adopted to lead a respectable life which is according to Quran and Sunnah.Explore the culture based on the teachings of Islam at muslimchoice.com

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  27. We will have a lot to learn, when the show come on!

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