Will ‘All-American Muslim’ understand American Muslims?

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It’s been a decade since the September 11 attacks and many Americans still don’t know quite what to make of their 2.75 million Muslim compatriots. Could a reality TV series help?
‘All-American Muslim’, which premieres today (Sunday) on the TLC cable channel, lifts the veil on five Arab American families in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and finds their lives are, in many ways, not so un-American at all.
There’s the Amen family, whose outspoken tattooed daughter Shadia is engaged to an Irish American from Chicago who accepts her family’s request to convert to Islam on the eve of their wedding – and upsets his Catholic mother.
Newlywed twenty-somethings Nader and Nawal Aoude embrace teamwork like a new-age couple as they prepare for the birth of their first child, even as they adhere to a devout Islamic lifestyle.
Nina Bazzy is a glamorous blond party planner on a collision course with both her traditional-minded parents and the wider community over her bold plan to open her own trendy nightclub.
Mike Jaafar upholds the law as Dearborn’s deputy chief sheriff, while his wife Angela tries to keep their four high-strung children in line in one of those big suburban houses that signifies the American dream.
And the patriarch of the Zaban family, Fouad “Haj Walker” Zaban, is as passionate about his religious obligations as he is about leading the high school football team he coaches to the Michigan state championship.
“It seemed like a really, really good opportunity to dispel some of these misconceptions that we’ve been dealing with all our lives,” Shadia Amen said on Thursday, explaining why she agreed to do the show. “We’re not here to represent Islam. We’re just five American families who happen to be Muslim.”

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  1. anyone in the world if not has imaan on Laelahillallah MohammedurrasoolAllah and not follow these words heartly and practicaly not muslim.See poorest muslims of the world in Africa,in Afganistan etc they love islam practicaly and give everything and sacrifise every thing for Allah,Qran,Nabi Mohammed s.a.w. as qran shariat,hadith say,world must understand this,Allah ibadat is real life here in this world and Aakhira so islam not needed nominal muslims as i read in this article.

  2. Read greatest islam history how our Nabi Mohammed S.A.W. ibadat Allah practicaly,how Nabi followed practicaly qran practical sacrifise every loving thing,life,aulad in the way of Allah as Allah orders in Qran Majeed,Nabi was always tell true and practicaly work at no great compare to Nabi Mohammed S.A.W. so khalifas,Asabkies,aulade Nabi hazrat imam hasan,hussainraziAllahtala anho,and followers was so great history has no other example like these great muslims and now they are following in iraq,in Afganistan,,In pakistan,In pelestine etc. so no cruel power can win against these muslims,Allah hu Akbar.

  3. “In a time when acts of terrorism, especially suicide attacks, are going on throughout Pakistan, the ruling class, politicians and generals, is cashing it for itself. The intellectuals of the country fear a Balkan-like situation in the future. Therefore, American President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other global leaders should take measures in advance if such a situation, God forbid, appears out of the blue. Here is an echo from Bosnia when the leaders of the region suddenly turned into beasts…” pls read full article: Warning: Pakistan’s brinkmanship game could be a global disaster The Terrorland

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