TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ Series Premiere: A Fascinating Look At An Often-Maligned People

by Mo Fathelbab on November 14, 2011 · 150 comments

in Reality TV, TLC, TV Recaps / Review

Before I begin my review of TLC‘s new reality series, All-American Muslim, let me say upfront that I was raised born in Brooklyn, New York to Sunni Muslim parents who had immigrated from Egypt. They raised me and my younger siblings in the traditional Sunni Muslim way (praying five times a day, fasting during Ramadan, donating money/time to charity) with a little Sufi Muslim mysticism sprinkled in (we believed in “paying it forward” way before that stupid Kevin Spacey movie came out). In addition to that upbringing, we also lived an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and attended a nearby private Roman Catholic school from K-8th Grades. There were some controversies along the way, as there tends to be when you’re the only one of your kind in a sea of people who look at you with suspicion, but we always considered ourselves to be patriotic Americans.

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and Republican/Conservative/TeaParty bigotry (before and after 9/11) have made it harder for the average Muslim-American and people like me (being exposed to three religions simultaneously made me agnostic but I still proudly have a Muslim name) to get by in this country without fear of becoming a victim of a hate crime. We now know what African-Americans, Latinos, and members of the GLBT go through every single day of their lives. It fracking sucks. It is why All-American Muslim is extremely important television. It shows non-Muslim Americans who may be on the fence regarding their fellow citizens who happen to be Muslim — because Fox News, right wing radio, and every Republican running for President keeps telling them to hate their living guts — that these people are just as boring as them. And I mean boring in a good, suburban way.

Now, for those of you who had the pleasure to catch the first episode of All-American Muslim, you already know how relieved I am that the show also didn’t turn out to be a Real Housewives or Jersey Shore clone, which it could have easily done with the wrong kind of casting. With that I say: “Bravo, TLC!” (Err, maybe Bravo isn’t the right word in this case. Let’s say “Congrats!”) For those who haven’t yet caught the show and/or have been hesitant: don’t fret. The five families the show follows are as Muslim as halal food and are also as American as Coca-Cola (or in this case, Faygo, since they live in the Dearborn, Michigan):

-The Amen Family: led by traditional patriarch Mohsen and wife Lila, they prepare for the wedding of their “rebel” daughter Shadia (who is unveiled, has tattoos, and a 10-year-old son from a previous marriage) to Jeff, an Irish-American who was raised Roman Catholic but is converting to Shia Islam.

-The Aoude Family: newlyweds Nader and Nawal prepare for the arrival of their first child. They live a traditional lifestyle, with Nawal wearing the veil, but they are still a young, modern couple. Nader is expected — and yes, eager — to be involved in raising their child.

-The Bazzy-Aliahmad Family: Nina is the central focus of this family, which also consists of husband Ali and son Andre. She is modern-day woman who runs her own party planning business but is now eager to open the first nightclub in Dearborn. She is also a very flashy dresser (big earrings, leopard prints, short skirts) which shock some in her community but it doesn’t feel out of place in reality show. (Nina is the person who comes closest to a Real Housewife.)

-The Jaafar Family: another average, modern family, wife Angela works as an automotive marketing consultant while husband Mike works as a deputy chief sheriff, all while raising four kids.

-The Zaban Family: my favorite family of the bunch only because husband/father Fouad is the hot-headed head coach of the Fordson High School football team. Even though he’s a very religious man, football comes first, which means that his majority-Muslim players have to suit up while fasting during Ramadan.

In terms of personalities, and the importance of faith in each of their hearts, we do get a wide variety. My only complaint is that because the show focuses on the residents of Dearborn, which is made up of mostly Shia Muslims with ties to South Lebanon, we only get to see their version of Islam. We don’t get to focus on Sunnis, Sufis, non-Lebanese, nor non-Arabs — with Jeff being the notable exception. The hope is, if the show is successful enough, it would then move across America and showcase other cities with a large Muslim populations. Until then, we will have to stay with these five families who are all fascinating and all average.

All-American Muslim is still a very entertaining and informative series. There are some pretty amusing moments, like when Nader playfully admits to having pre-martial sex with Nawal (which, like in any religion, is a “sin”) then she playfully slaps him on the chest as a retort, and when Shadia’s gi-normous and imposing brother Bilal (who may or may not be a Juggalo, I still haven’t figured him out) helps the lanky Jeff with his conversion.

But let’s give credit to the show for doing one thing that is far more important than changing the dialogue regarding Muslim-Americans: putting the role of Muslim women in the spotlight. Every woman on All-American Muslim has a different opinion on what her role in society at large is. Some may be 100% traditional, like Lila. Some may be 180 degrees of Lila, like Shadia and Nina. Others are in between, like Nawal, who wears the veil like a badge of honor but speaks with the ferocity of an Emma Goldman (look her up, kids).

Again, I urge everyone to check out All-American Muslim. You may not get the whole picture regarding Islam in the United States but at least it won’t be the distorted, bigoted version you’ve been bombarded with.

{ 150 comments }

Alaji5 November 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

haram!!!

Simoneremembrant November 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Suehaila Amen: TLC “All-American Muslim” Star is Hezbollah/HAMAS
Supporter, CAIR Activist

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/40176/whitewashing-suehaila-amen-tlc-muslim-reality-show-star-is-hezbollahhamas-supporter-cair-activist/

calvamom November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I have known Suehaila Amen since she was 12 years old. I have worked with her on many occasions as an adult. I also know of Debbie Schussel. Debbie is a very misinformed person who does not wish to be confused by the truth because lies make her money. Suehaila, on the other hand has been involved with organizations that help kids and families since she was a child. I am a Christian, not a Muslim and I clearly see which of these two ladies has good morals and it isn’t Debbie.

calvamom November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I have known Suehaila Amen since she was 12 years old. I have worked with her on many occasions as an adult. I also know of Debbie Schussel. Debbie is a very misinformed person who does not wish to be confused by the truth because lies make her money. Suehaila, on the other hand has been involved with organizations that help kids and families since she was a child. I am a Christian, not a Muslim and I clearly see which of these two ladies has good morals and it isn’t Debbie.

calvamom November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I have known Suehaila Amen since she was 12 years old. I have worked with her on many occasions as an adult. I also know of Debbie Schussel. Debbie is a very misinformed person who does not wish to be confused by the truth because lies make her money. Suehaila, on the other hand has been involved with organizations that help kids and families since she was a child. I am a Christian, not a Muslim and I clearly see which of these two ladies has good morals and it isn’t Debbie.

calvamom November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I have known Suehaila Amen since she was 12 years old. I have worked with her on many occasions as an adult. I also know of Debbie Schussel. Debbie is a very misinformed person who does not wish to be confused by the truth because lies make her money. Suehaila, on the other hand has been involved with organizations that help kids and families since she was a child. I am a Christian, not a Muslim and I clearly see which of these two ladies has good morals and it isn’t Debbie.

Hamza21 November 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

“Nader playfully admits to having pre-martial sex with Nawal ” what show were you watching? That didn’t happen!! He was referring to after they got married. As it was obvious when she was explaining how her aunt and mother were acting after her wedding night.  How could you miss that?

Mohamed Fathelbab November 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

I will watch that scene again but I really thought they were talking about pre-martial sex. It’s my bad if I misconstrued the scene.

guest November 15, 2011 at 2:05 am

Hamz is right, they did not have pre marital sx. watch that part again.

guest November 15, 2011 at 2:05 am

Hamz is right, they did not have pre marital sx. watch that part again.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 12:16 am

WOW…shame TLC for making this show!!! Are the Muslims paying you to do this? Do you realize that once they take over and establish Sharia Law like they are trying to do you wont be able to put anything you want on tv other than what they want!!!! bad way to try and gain viewers….you lost me as a viewer thats for sure!!! Go ahead and lets these Muslims lie to you, they are taught to lie to non believers. They use peace through deception. I respect a muslim, I dont respect their idea of establing sharia law over the whole world and thats what their intentions are. They want to establish the Calihphate again and have total control. Why do you think the muslim population has increased so much. Why do you think that a muslim man can marry a non muslim woman but a muslim woman cant marry a non muslim man????? WAKE UP YOU IDIOTS!!!

Talasrafeh November 15, 2011 at 1:23 am

Ok islam 101 for you buddy a Muslim man can marry a non Muslim woman because he is the head of the family as patriarchal ideals are established. As far as sharia law nobody wants to establish any new form of government in fact sharia translates into law so it’s basically saying law law genius. Now I’m an AMERICAN BORN MUSLIM I don’t lie like your accusations state and I don’t judge anyone. Islam recognizes Christianity and Judaism we even refer to them as the people of the book. but that’s a lot more information than you can probably handle with your small mindedness. I hope one day you educate yourself because it’s obvious you have no form of education in this matter.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

Yeah, Yeah, go hump somebody elses leg buddy! Have you been reading the news the last few weeks? I think your peaceful Muslim buddy’s have massacred about 250 Christians IN THEIR OWN CHURCH’S AND HOMES just in the past few weeks! In Africa they killed over a hundred and injured another 170 ALL IN THE NAME OF ISLAM! I dont know what ISLAM your worshiping but there only one and your a part of these murdering maniacs whether you fess up to it or not!

Why do you want to be a part of a murderous cult thats been on a killing spree for a blood thirsty phony god that was created out of thin air by a murdering pedophile for 1400 years and counting! Are you some kind of monster?

I guess if your born into a Muslim family its a curse since your brainwashed from birth and the only way out is death by your own dam family! THATS ISLAM!

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

Yeah, Yeah, go hump somebody elses leg buddy! Have you been reading the news the last few weeks? I think your peaceful Muslim buddy’s have massacred about 250 Christians IN THEIR OWN CHURCH’S AND HOMES just in the past few weeks! In Africa they killed over a hundred and injured another 170 ALL IN THE NAME OF ISLAM! I dont know what ISLAM your worshiping but there only one and your a part of these murdering maniacs whether you fess up to it or not!

Why do you want to be a part of a murderous cult thats been on a killing spree for a blood thirsty phony god that was created out of thin air by a murdering pedophile for 1400 years and counting! Are you some kind of monster?

I guess if your born into a Muslim family its a curse since your brainwashed from birth and the only way out is death by your own dam family! THATS ISLAM!

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:17 am

Exactly Frank! Can you tell me what these Christians in Egypt, Iraq, and other countries did to deserve all this? All they wanted to do was to build a church!

Other massacres happened while these people were celebrating New Years and Christmas!

They were run over by tanks and slaughtered.

Can you tell me what a girl did to deserve seeing her fiance shot in front of her? They were supposed to get married in January.

BTW Christians are the ones that are getting arrested!

God is love.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

Establishing the Caliphate and establishing Sharia Law is not just something they would like. IT IS THE ENTIRE GOAL OF THE ENTIRE RELIGION! THEIR GOD ALLAH AND THE BARBARIAN PROPHET THEY ALL WORSHIP THAT WAS A MASS MURDERER IN REALITY DEMANDS THEY ALL KEEP TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD AT WHATEVER COST NECESSARY AND TO NEVER STOP!

ISLAM is a hundred times more of threat now than COMMUNISM EVER WAS!  Keep this in mind, not all Germans were NAZI’s but look what they did to the world in the 40′s! That was one country with a fraction of them believing in the maniac Hit ler. Imagine what a small fraction of Muslims will do with a population of 1.4 BILLION
!

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

Muslims do not worship the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be unto him), Muslims worship the God that Noah, Abrahim, Moses, Adam, Jesus and all the other prophets and messengers worshipped. The West has killed more people in the last century that all of mankind. Get your facts straight.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:52 am

Sure you don’t worship him but he is a representation of your religion. And I have a question I always wanted to ask…doesn’t the Qura’an say that Jesus will come in the end of times to judge the living and the dead? So doesn’t that kind of mean that even Islam cannot deny the greatness of the Christ?
Doesn’t the Qura’an mention that Jesus was not created? That He was placed himself in the womb of the Virgin Mary whom you call the greatest woman to ever live?

Just asking.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

Establishing the Caliphate and establishing Sharia Law is not just something they would like. IT IS THE ENTIRE GOAL OF THE ENTIRE RELIGION! THEIR GOD ALLAH AND THE BARBARIAN PROPHET THEY ALL WORSHIP THAT WAS A MASS MURDERER IN REALITY DEMANDS THEY ALL KEEP TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD AT WHATEVER COST NECESSARY AND TO NEVER STOP!

ISLAM is a hundred times more of threat now than COMMUNISM EVER WAS!  Keep this in mind, not all Germans were NAZI’s but look what they did to the world in the 40′s! That was one country with a fraction of them believing in the maniac Hit ler. Imagine what a small fraction of Muslims will do with a population of 1.4 BILLION
!

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:38 am

Are you a member of the KKK?????????????????????

Lhughen November 15, 2011 at 12:25 am

I thought this show wonderful and I can’t wait to learn more. I went to high school with many Muslims and they are the nicest people I know. Finally people can see that they are like you and me.

Lhughen November 15, 2011 at 12:25 am

I thought this show wonderful and I can’t wait to learn more. I went to high school with many Muslims and they are the nicest people I know. Finally people can see that they are like you and me.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

Wait and see how nice they are when they gain more of the population! Ask Bridgette Gabriell what she thinks of the Muslims when she was a child growing up in Lebanon in the 70′s when the Muslims gained enough of the population they started bombing the Christians with rockets, blew her house up and almost kil led her and both her parents, she lived in a bomb shelter hiding from these friendly people for years! They slaughtered Christians by the thousands like sheep, entire families all in the NAME OF ALLAH and ISLAM! Read some of her books and you will learn the TRUTH ABOUT MUSLIMS AND ISLAM! Google them on Amazon and read some of it “Why they hate” and “And why they must be stopped”, if you have the stomach for it. ISLAM MAKES NAZ ISM LOOK LIKE AN EPISODE OF MR. ROGERS IN COMPARISON.

You better start reading the TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM and the HISTORY OF ISLAM as opposed to watching LITTLE MUSLIM ON THE PRAIRIE! They are as close to a wolf dressed in sheepskin as you can GET! Show me ONE PLACE IN THE KORAN WHERE IS SAYS TO BE FRIENDS AND ASSIMILATE WITH INFIDELS AND ILL KISS YOUR AZZZZ! IT DEMANDS THEY DONT AND WHACK ALL THOSE WHO DONT CONVERT! Your living in fantasy land buddy.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

Wait and see how nice they are when they gain more of the population! Ask Bridgette Gabriell what she thinks of the Muslims when she was a child growing up in Lebanon in the 70′s when the Muslims gained enough of the population they started bombing the Christians with rockets, blew her house up and almost kil led her and both her parents, she lived in a bomb shelter hiding from these friendly people for years! They slaughtered Christians by the thousands like sheep, entire families all in the NAME OF ALLAH and ISLAM! Read some of her books and you will learn the TRUTH ABOUT MUSLIMS AND ISLAM! Google them on Amazon and read some of it “Why they hate” and “And why they must be stopped”, if you have the stomach for it. ISLAM MAKES NAZ ISM LOOK LIKE AN EPISODE OF MR. ROGERS IN COMPARISON.

You better start reading the TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM and the HISTORY OF ISLAM as opposed to watching LITTLE MUSLIM ON THE PRAIRIE! They are as close to a wolf dressed in sheepskin as you can GET! Show me ONE PLACE IN THE KORAN WHERE IS SAYS TO BE FRIENDS AND ASSIMILATE WITH INFIDELS AND ILL KISS YOUR AZZZZ! IT DEMANDS THEY DONT AND WHACK ALL THOSE WHO DONT CONVERT! Your living in fantasy land buddy.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 12:31 am

Wake up!!!! their religion/government teaches to lie and decieve non-believers!!! Their whole goal is to reestablish the islamic caliphate and take over the world and have it all under sharia law!! why do you think their population is growing so fast!!! they are breeding like dirty rabbits and trying to get what they want which is complete sharia law throughout the united states….once they get into politics its over!!!

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 1:41 am

These so called Muslims would be attacked in a true Muslim nation. What they call ISLAM and the way they are treating it they would be considered apostates by TRUE MUSLIMS. The Koran clearly DEMANDS THAT ALL MUSLIMS NOT BEFRIEND INFIDELS, it clearly says to not take them as friends, but do what you must to spread ISLAM and the ENTIRE GOAL OF ISLAM AS STATED IN THE KORAN IS WORLD DOMINATION BY THE SWORD!

They must think they have us right were they want us, dont think so, nice try but most of us Americans ARE NOT BUYING IT, WE CAN READ THE KORAN TOO AND CLEARLY READ WHAT THE GOALS ARE and when this so called Muslim said she lives her life the way she wants IS LYING, NO WOMEN IN ISLAM can do as she pleases. This is all one big FARCE!

Wake up America, the sole goal of ISLAM is WORLD DOMINATION and to make ISLAM Supreme over all other religions and governments! THE KORAN CLEARLY STATES THIS FACT! Nothing can change that and ALLAH DEMANDS THEY ALL DO IT OR THEY ARE CONSIDERED APOSTATES and would be beaten or worse by their own people, other Muslims. This is just 5 fake Muslim families trying to DECEIVE AMERICA and the FREE WEST! Ill bet the entire series was put together by the known American terrorist group that’s supported by the Obama administration. C.A.I.R

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

Peaceful religion??? one that teaches in the koran that its ok to kill non-believers???!!!! one whos messiah Mohammed was a child pedophile that had sex and was married to a nine year old girl??? great religion/government guys!!!  1 John 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the
Father also.

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:25 am

Your Christians Scholars state that that verse is a fabrication.

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:25 am

Your Christians Scholars state that that verse is a fabrication.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

I am an Egyptian CHRISTIAN and I am proud of it

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 12:56 am

Sorry…what I forgot to mention is that Christianity teaches us to love everyone and not run over people of other religions with tanks (if you do not know what I am talking about, please Google “Egypt Maspero Massacre” and watch the horrors that are currently happening in Egypt).
In no way do we hate Muslims, but they have no reason whatsoever to do what they are doing.
God is love.
 

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

The american terrorist group called the KKK are Christians, do they love everyone?

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

Well guess what? Yes the KKK is composed of Christians but you know what? They are defying the Bible. In no way are they Christian…

However, Islamic terrorists are following precisely what the Qura’an said: Kill disbelievers, spread Islam by the sword, and hate the infidels. It says it right there-you can’t deny it.

BTW, if you are going to mention Constantine can you at least spell his name right. And we are the ones that are supposed to be ignorant.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

Well guess what? Yes the KKK is composed of Christians but you know what? They are defying the Bible. In no way are they Christian…

However, Islamic terrorists are following precisely what the Qura’an said: Kill disbelievers, spread Islam by the sword, and hate the infidels. It says it right there-you can’t deny it.

BTW, if you are going to mention Constantine can you at least spell his name right. And we are the ones that are supposed to be ignorant.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

Well guess what? Yes the KKK is composed of Christians but you know what? They are defying the Bible. In no way are they Christian…

However, Islamic terrorists are following precisely what the Qura’an said: Kill disbelievers, spread Islam by the sword, and hate the infidels. It says it right there-you can’t deny it.

BTW, if you are going to mention Constantine can you at least spell his name right. And we are the ones that are supposed to be ignorant.

Newf November 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

It is very dissappointing that the father of the Amen family indicatedthat converting to Islam would be seen as “adding” to the new son-in law’s beliefs. This kind of paternilistic attitude is exactly what happens in the arab world to Christians. It would be nice to have a show called all -Arab Christian in the middle east. I am sure the story woul be much different and probably very sad.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 1:09 am

Thank you Newf.
Actually I would like to mention that Christians are actually not Arabs according to history. Do you know how Islam spread in the Middle East? Arabs came in and threatened people…either they converted or they would cut their heads off.

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:20 am

Don’t forget about how Constanteen spreaded the trinity, by the sword, he cut off the heads of anyone who did not accept the concept.

TalasRafeh November 15, 2011 at 1:08 am

Obviously so may people are confused about islam.
It is so sad and silly to make an accusations about something
U have not read nothing about and if u did that means you Are a very sad
Individual who doesn’t comprehend on the contacts of what the verses are speaking off.
Education is a great thing. So pls. Before u make any ignorant comments
That will make u look really bad (read carefully).

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

I don’t want to get into an argument here but I would just like to mention that people get defensive when they know they are guilty.
BTW I know everything that is going on now…yup, I am a well-educated person who has proper grammar.
Thank you for your politeness.
God is love.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 1:25 am

Thats what you all say when someone tells it how it really is. I have talked to a former P.L.O. terrorist who was a muslim and converted to christianity. I have studied alot about muslims and sharia law and how they want to establish the caliphate again. I know alot about it. Muslims are taught it is ok to lie and decieve to the non-believers. Thats all you guys say is you dont comprehend the verses…when it says its ok to kill the non-believers in the koran I can comprehend that pretty well. When muhammod can marry nine year old girls and have sex with them, thats ok…

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

You seem to be extremely ignorant and know nothing about Islam. Lieing is a sin, no matter who your doing it to. Did you miss that verse in the “Quran”? It is not OK to kill disbelievers, while in a treaty with them and we are and have been in a treaty with all disbelievers for centuries now. If you don’t know what your talking about, it is better to say nothing.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

since when have we been in a treaty with muslim extremists??? please inform me of that.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

since when have we been in a treaty with muslim extremists??? please inform me of that.

Mofathelbab November 15, 2011 at 1:31 am

Please play nice, guys. We’re all human beings and are floating in the same shit boat. All religions are fundamentally good and fundamentally flawed. If you’re more interested in bashing and spreading misinformation about one’s beliefs, there are other forums you can comment on.

A healthy (not ignorant) debate is highly encouraged though.

And to those who mean well: don’t feed the trolls.

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

Awww you make me blush. So guys we are ignorant and internet trolls LOL.
If you want to communicate with people at a higher level of thinking and people who are able to debate and discuss PLEASE go to another site.

Apparently we are not welcome here.

iamamuslim November 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

you are so right its just a waste of time people are never going to change there views of us because 9/11 brain washed there minds so deep that they will never stop thinking of us as killers and thats just the way it is and will most likely continue being. I’ve met to many kind and respectful catholics and christians and so many others to have these haters change my perspective of them because I judge a person by who they r not what there religion is and in the end a persons character is what matters. and for those of you who stare at us from a distance… how about u try approaching us and asking us about why we wear scarves better than wondering and getting info from the internet. i say that with respect because I am not a hater im truthful. most of them just like to see muslims backlash at them and thats why they write mean ad rude stuff *sad* and *pathetic*

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

I dont have a problem with muslims. I have a problem with muslims that want to establish sharia law throughout the world, especially in the united states.

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:44 am

The Qur’an clearly says, “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:257). you dont have to follow it 

aproudmuslim November 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

dude every religion does that. i cant tell you how many people of different faith have rang my door bell to give us a brochure or to join there church or to speak to us about there religion. I really dont have a problem with it because everyone has a right to speak there mind and spread there religion if they feel like it. where were you in history class when your history teacher told you that america is a free country. please have a more open mind because if you have faith and believe in your religion it shouldn’t bother you. And in my life I have never seen a muslim try to convert someone to islam. from what I’ve seen the people usually get curious and ask and thats how it usually starts until they convert on there own. I hope you can understand where I’m coming from

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

I dont have a problem with muslims. I have a problem with muslims that want to establish sharia law throughout the world, especially in the united states.

iamamuslim November 15, 2011 at 2:00 am

you are so right its just a waste of time people are never going to change there views of us because 9/11 brain washed there minds so deep that they will never stop thinking of us as killers and thats just the way it is and will most likely continue being. I’ve met to many kind and respectful catholics and christians and so many others to have these haters change my perspective of them because I judge a person by who they r not what there religion is and in the end a persons character is what matters. and for those of you who stare at us from a distance… how about u try approaching us and asking us about why we wear scarves better than wondering and getting info from the internet. i say that with respect because I am not a hater im truthful. most of them just like to see muslims backlash at them and thats why they write mean ad rude stuff *sad* and *pathetic*

ArabMuslim November 15, 2011 at 1:36 am

By far the WORST representation of Islam, a girl that looks like snookie from jersey shore and another that wants to open a club. How pathetic…trashiest people i have ever seen. 

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 1:43 am

maybe you should kill them in the name of ALLAH…

aproudmuslim November 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

omg seriously we dont kill people because of there life style idiot.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:04 am

she is a believer not following sharia law right?

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:04 am

she is a believer not following sharia law right?

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:20 am

Do u not like muslims or something??

aproudmuslim November 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

omg seriously we dont kill people because of there life style idiot.

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:05 am

you know what, u are pathetic. you have no life. I dont go around making fun of jews, christians, hindus who the F do u think u are. 

Mary November 15, 2011 at 3:36 am

To make fun of someone, you have to be ahead them NOT behind

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:05 am

you know what, u are pathetic. you have no life. I dont go around making fun of jews, christians, hindus who the F do u think u are. 

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:49 am

Or you can kill them in the name of OIL…..

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 3:06 am

But killing in the name Allah gets you a bigger reward.

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 3:14 am

Are u being serious right now?????!!!!!! OMG Islam is not about killing it is about peace

Mari November 15, 2011 at 3:35 am

Stupid

Ron November 15, 2011 at 2:48 am

I agree, they did everything but eat pork. The TV network definately chose people who did not know much about Islam or at least did not adhere to the Quran and/or Sunnah.

All American November 15, 2011 at 2:10 am

Why is the one guy expected to convert to the Muslim religion but the Muslim community would never, ever consider or accept a conversion to his religion or any other religion for that matter.  It’s a double standard. 

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:13 am

we do accept convos with other religions

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

but you wont accept a muslim woman marrying a non-muslim man???? but its ok for a muslim man to marry a non-muslim woman??? u guys do a good job on demeaning women through your religion….

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:29 am

Islam is not degrading to women, women have the utmost respect, more so than any other religion. Even christian and jewish religious leaders agree that we respect our women the most. In islam, it is said that paradise lies beneath womens feet? HOW THE HECK IS THAT DEMEANING? Islam gives a few extra rights the men only because they do not get the blessings and rewards that women do, go do proper research instead of that bullshit crap you base off of opinions. 

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:33 am

haha. you amaze me with your lies and deception. you guys get a hundred virgins when you die…thats a blessing..

Capt_Gary November 15, 2011 at 3:42 am

Yeah.. they respect women so much they only bury them up to their necks before they stone them to death.. now that’s respect…This show is like the All-American Nazi during WW2.. they looked like us,played football, baseball, got married, had kids..just like us..right..? This new show has every point of propaganda Hitler would have loved… makes me sick..just like us..? OH, yeah..I know you want me to “get a life..”  I read that several times.. you’re a muslim.. play by your fantisy rules…

Capt_Gary November 15, 2011 at 3:42 am

Yeah.. they respect women so much they only bury them up to their necks before they stone them to death.. now that’s respect…This show is like the All-American Nazi during WW2.. they looked like us,played football, baseball, got married, had kids..just like us..right..? This new show has every point of propaganda Hitler would have loved… makes me sick..just like us..? OH, yeah..I know you want me to “get a life..”  I read that several times.. you’re a muslim.. play by your fantisy rules…

Capt_Gary November 15, 2011 at 3:42 am

Yeah.. they respect women so much they only bury them up to their necks before they stone them to death.. now that’s respect…This show is like the All-American Nazi during WW2.. they looked like us,played football, baseball, got married, had kids..just like us..right..? This new show has every point of propaganda Hitler would have loved… makes me sick..just like us..? OH, yeah..I know you want me to “get a life..”  I read that several times.. you’re a muslim.. play by your fantisy rules…

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 4:05 am

Doesn’t your Qura’an say that women are “less in mind and religion”? I wish I knew the reference but it is a well known verse.

Respect women? Yup

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

we have nothing against other religions :)

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2
thats pretty funny you say that….   The disbelievers are an open enemy to you. 4:101

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

ummm being a mulsim i know hands on that during the ancient times our people idn’t go out and kill other peoples. the only times muslims killed non believers where during wars. and every religions do that what do u think the crusades were about ????? during older times every religions and fought against people who were non believers! CALM DOWN AND GET A LIFE!

Mari November 15, 2011 at 3:27 am

what you talking about? you idiote, muslims killed so many people in my country, because we refused to become muslim. Once muslim came my country, put big picture of Jesus and said whoever would step on the picture would service and who show respect to Jesus would die. Muslim killed 100 000 people that time. they cut people’s head and throw in the river. Muslim are for hating and killing people, THAT IS ALL YOU CAN DO!

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

ummm being a mulsim i know hands on that during the ancient times our people idn’t go out and kill other peoples. the only times muslims killed non believers where during wars. and every religions do that what do u think the crusades were about ????? during older times every religions and fought against people who were non believers! CALM DOWN AND GET A LIFE!

Patrick Hess November 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

First of all you would have to read that in the context it was written and understand the Tafsir regarding this verse. It was directed at the non-believers at that time who had violated the Treaty and had betrayed the Muslims during a war. 

Mari November 15, 2011 at 3:14 am

It doesn’t seems like it

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 3:20 am

why does everyone hate us? its mean and insulting

Patrick Hess November 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Catholics feel the same way. My father (a Protestant) was required to convert to Catholicism to marry my mother . My Great-Great Grandfather (a Mennonite) was require to convert to Catholicism to marry his wife. Most religions have this requirement, and most have a punishment for apostasy. Some just fail to realize the punishment is eternal death, not death in this life. 

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:31 am

I do know my Messiah Jesus Christ didnt have sex and marry nine year old girls…

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 3:12 am

Matt I assume you are a guy so will you marry me? lol

Your comments are spot on and you are very well educated in the Islamic religion.

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

way off

Mattmuller024 November 16, 2011 at 12:25 am

haha. yes im a man. and only if your hot.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

Correction: Man 50+ years old married a 6 year old girl that still played with her dolls and had sex with her at the age of 9. Just stating a Fact; as narrated by Aisha herself (Sahih Bukhari 9.140). No explanations or excuses needed. If anyone thinks this is a lie or an insult; just do the search yourself.

Wowway November 15, 2011 at 3:41 am

The problem with the show is that people are going to think Dearborn is only Arabic. They failed to mention there are two other high schools that are mostly Caucasian. We like living here,it has taught our children that everyone does not have to be the same.  Our children have friends that are of different faiths and  I  do not understand what the problem is. You should never make judgements about people that you do not know, so in that respect the show was good. Also the food is great!!

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

God is love and Christ commanded us to love everyone.

For those that feel that they were victims of hatred…that’s not true. In no way do we as Christians hate anyone. We only disagree with the actions of others.

In no way are we judging or hating.

God Bless

Truth Serum November 15, 2011 at 3:56 am

Khushy Wushy please save your energy and breathe for more open minded people who have the willingness to learn.

mina November 15, 2011 at 4:06 am

i am a muslim women and iam proud!!!

shakeshackgirl November 15, 2011 at 6:20 am

Good for you!

shakeshackgirl November 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

I am floored at the way some of the Muslim women dress.  Nina is nothing but a wanna be white girl!  I am Christian married to a Muslim who never tells me what to wear.  Wearing a hijab should be between the woman and God.  Period.  However, people conceive women that show their fake boobs, fake blonde hair, fake everything else as trashy and uneducated.  You can be beautiful and dress sexy without being slutty!  A woman’s body is a treasure.  Why would you want to flaunt your body for pirates to steal?  Nina said that if men look at her, it was ok.  That is against the Quran.  The show was entertaining, but I think it is trying to make some Muslim look like it is a shame to be a Muslim in America and to be accepted, you need to act like someone else to fit in.  Also, I totally thought that Deerborn was mostly Muslim!  I am shocked to find out that white people live there!  Do any other races live there?

Pb5000 November 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I grew up in Dearborn, the east side is almost all Arabic and the west side is likely white majority.  Dearborn though is a very diverse city with a large representation of race and religion.  With the exception of a few idiots, everyone gets a long well.  I went to school in east Dearborn in a predominately Arabic neighborhood, I used to love going to the Arabic bakeries, the food is amazing.

shakeshackgirl November 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

Pb5000, hey you know what, I am bi-racial and my husband is a Muslim, we got our share of idiots here also, so I completely understand!  LOL!  We don’t have an Arabic bakery so I feel sad that I have not been able to sample some of your Arabic baked goods.  =(  One day tho!  And as for going to an Arabic school, well now, you sound like me after I went to a predominately white school…and that is ….normal.  =D  Thank you for your comment!

ModernMuslimWoman November 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I completely get your point, as a young muslim myself, I used to wear Hijab and altho I don’t anymore, I am modest in my dress – now the point is to really say that in every culture and every religion we have women who dress like Nina – I think people are more shocked just because she is Muslim,but this is the norm…you have one religion with a variety of people who do what they please, just like in judism, christianty,and hinduism

ModernMuslimWoman November 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I completely get your point, as a young muslim myself, I used to wear Hijab and altho I don’t anymore, I am modest in my dress – now the point is to really say that in every culture and every religion we have women who dress like Nina – I think people are more shocked just because she is Muslim,but this is the norm…you have one religion with a variety of people who do what they please, just like in judism, christianty,and hinduism

shakeshackgirl November 16, 2011 at 7:01 am

I totally agree with you Modern.  As a Christian with a Muslim husband, I feel that as women, we should be modest because we have the next generation of young sisters and daughters looking up to us watching our every move.  Their minds are absorbing so much and when someone young looks up to me for answers about how they should be when they grow up, I want to make sure that I represent Allah in the best light!  Thank you for your comment!

Arab American Soldier November 16, 2011 at 2:27 am

we have many different races here in Dearborn. Many from the arabic world but Dearborn in the past started out with Polish, Italian, then Arabs. Many black and white, Italians and Polish Families still live here.  

shakeshackgirl November 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

Thank you for letting me know that!  I don’t mean that it is a bad thing that different races live there, but the way that the show was portrayed, I only thought Muslims lived there.  It sounds like you have a very diverse city!  I think diversity is good for the soul, mind and heart.  And Arab American Soldier, I personally want to say THANK YOU for your service to our country!  You make my heart sing with your service!

Mofathelbab November 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

Another reminder to BuzzFocus readers, to whom I am very grateful to for checking out my reviews: do not feed the hate trolls. It’s just the same 3 or 4 people who have been doing nothing but spreading hate and misinformation. Do not waste your time engaging them. You’re only validating their seething bigotry.

Again, a healthy spirited debate amongst those who are intellectually curious is encouraged but don’t fall for a troll’s trap.

At the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of humans looking for our place in this world.

Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

Definition of islamic peace: Peace can only be achieved when there are no more unbelievers and the Islam is victorious ABOVE ALL religions.

From Wikipedia:

Dar al-Islam (Arabic: دار الإسلام‎ literally house/abode of Islam; or Dar as-Salam, house/abode of Peace; or Dar al-Tawhid, house/abode of Union) is a term used by Muslim scholars
to refer to those countries where Muslims can practice their religion
freely. These are usually Islamic cultures wherein Muslims represent the
majority of the population, and so the government promises them
protection. Most Dar al-Islam areas are surrounded by other Islamic
societies to ensure public protection.

Muslim scholars maintain and believe that the labeling of a country or place as being a part of Dar al-Islam
revolves around the question of religious security. This means that if a
Muslim practices Islam freely in his place of abode despite that the
place happens to be secular or un-Islamic, then he will be considered as
living in the Dar al-Islam.

Dar al-Islam is also known and referred to as Dar al-Salam, or house/abode of Peace. The term appears in the Koran in 10.25 an 6.127 as a name of Paradise.[4]

According to Abu Hanifa, considered to be the originator of the concept, the two requirements for a country to be part of Dar al-Islam are:[1][2]

Muslims must be able to enjoy peace and security with and within this country.It has common frontiers with some Muslim countries.

If the former does not apply then physical means such as Jihad can be used to correct the situation and in the latter case, individuals are required to do hijra to where they can practice their religion.

[edit] Dar al-Harb (House of war)

Dar al-Harb (Arabic: دار الحرب “house of war”; also referred to as Dar al-Garb “house of the West” in later Ottoman sources; a person from “Dar al-Harb” is a “harbi” (Arabic:حربي)) is a term classically referring to those countries where the Muslim law is not in force, in the matter of worship and the protection of the faithful and Dhimmis. Territories that do have a treaty of nonaggression or peace with Muslims are called dar al-ahd or dar al-sulh.[5][dead link]

In Reliance of the Traveller,
point w43.2, a hadith is referred to containing the exact word Dar
al-Harb. Scholars have, nevertheless, disagreed on its reliability as is
commented in Reliance of the Traveller.[citation needed]

[edit] Dar al-Amn (House of safety)

Dar al-Amn (Arabic: دار الأمن “house of safety”) is a term
proposed to describe the status of Muslims either in the West or other
non-Muslim societies. The term dar al-Amn may be used in conjunction with, or in opposition to, the older terms dar al-Islam and dar al-Harb,
from which it is derived. This region usually refers to countries where
Muslims have the right to practice their religion. Many countries with
Muslim minorities have been declared as Dar al-Amn at different points
in time. For example, India has been declared as Dar al-Amn

DoW 2! DoW 2! DoW 2! November 18, 2011 at 6:01 am

You singlehandedly defeated the entire Islamic concept of Jizya. Good job.

Patrick Hess November 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I am not so happy with this show. As a reverted Muslim, I found many of the behaviors displayed by these people to be very un-Islamic.The sad thing is this is the reality of the Muslim society, especially in this country. Everyone tries so hard to fit in and have the good life that the religion takes a back seat to life. That is the first thing in Islam we are warned not to do. As with Christians a large portion of Muslims are Muslims by name and not deed. They may attend prayers on Friday and some only on major Holidays, but the rest of the time you would not know they are Muslim. While it is important for Americans to see the truth of Islam, that it is a peaceful, dignified, and moral way of life, the people who would best exemplify this would not be on this show, as their modesty prohibits it. I guess that means Americans will have to bast their opinions of Muslims on the Terrorist stereotypes, the rather non-Islamic Muslims on this show, or any Muslims they are lucky enough to associate with. 

curious November 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

To the Muslims:
Simple yes or no.
Do you believe Jesus Christ is the son of God, our Father?
Do you believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins?
Do you believe God is the source of all that is good, not evil?
Is the Bible God’s word?
Remember : Yes or No

curious November 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Don’t want to offend anybody. My fiance wants me to convert, but I can’t get a straight answer about basic principles . I’m finding a lot of people don’t understand their own religion.

Guest November 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

1. No. Jesus is a prophet just like adam, moses,noah,mohamed…and there were many more.
2.No. Jesus did not die god protected him but he will be coming back and living the remainder of his life.
3. Yes and No. God is all hearing all aware.
4. Yes and No  The old testament is god’s word but has been changed and revised over and over again by man. Hence the reason god revealed the quran. Which was recited to Mohamed in a way that can never be revised or change.

I have answered each of your questions a quick response but ofcourse there are many layers of islam that I found the more I learned the more I feel in love with and feel that it is the absolute truth. Good luck with which ever path you choose.

curious November 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thank you, so much for answering !!!! Helps a lot!!!

Anciant Egypt November 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

BTW, according to your Qura’an, Mohammed got his “inspiration” while sitting on Khadija (his wife’s) lap.

Talk about holy

Puertochino November 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

wtf are you talking about he got it while meditating in a cave, also you follow the teachings of Jesus that come from a man who never met him once in his life and worship a white image of man that is historically and geographically known to be dark skinned. If you want to make up ignorant lies about something you know nothing about, look into the lies the Christian religion has spread for centuries

Light of the World November 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Like you’ve met Mohammed. It’s called FAITH. It’s not an ignorant lie…maybe my wording was incorrect-he was sitting on her lap to make sure that Gabriel was not Satan. Dude, it’s in your books.
Oh, and Jesus is Jesus…dark-skinned and brown eyes or fair-skinned and blue eyes…He is still the beautiful, loving Messiah. People aren’t going to leave Christianity if Jesus isn’t white as snow (so your point does not give your argument any credit).

Like I said-you never saw Mohammed and you don’t even know how he looks like.

Sarah6616980 November 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I am happy the put a spotlight on American Muslims. I think they are all shites though. I wish they would of showed Sunni Muslims. A big difference. Also I’m not proud of that girl who wants to open a bar. Wow what a good Muslim. It is against god to drink and she will be responsible for anybody’s lives she affects.

DoW 2! DoW 2! DoW 2! November 18, 2011 at 5:56 am

Yeah, my understanding of their religion is that alcohol is prohibited, and any money you get from selling alcohol is, in essence, sinful money.

ModernMuslimWoman November 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I was raised with a muslim father and mother (who converted before she married my father, on her own), I have great faith in Islam and am very happy to see that we actually have a show out there that show’s the world WE ARE HUMAN, we are not evil, although there are some who have their own views and always will, and although “only Gd can judge us” it is human nature for others to judge actions and stand for what they believe is their truth - perception is reality.  I am proud to be a sunni muslim woman who is modern, with a husband who loves me for me, we party together, play games, go shopping and on trips,cook and clean together, and best of all,pray together…Allhamdulillah God is great!

Muyouknow November 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

it was a good show

SethC November 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I would have a beef with Ken, who converted to get married to this woman. I have a problem because he hurt his family and just to satisfy his flesh with this woman. Am I distrustful of islam sure am. Call me racist I don’t care, but I pray they stop this taking over town, after town. Sheesh.

Nana November 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I would like to comment on the part where the review says that Nader and Nawal confessed to having pre-marital sex – ACTUALLY  you misinterpreted the scene – because they were talking about after the wedding when Nawal’s mother and aunt were asking her if they had sex and Nader jokingly commented – so they were talking about their weeding night – I just wanted to clarify that.

Light of the World November 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

You know what’s funny? Khushy-wushy and company are only whining and acting like whiny teens…capitalizing OMG and using an excessive amount of exclamation points.

Theey did not answer any questions nor did they provide educated responses.

Khushy_wushy November 16, 2011 at 2:03 am

shut up and get a life idiot dumb head

Light of the World November 16, 2011 at 2:10 am

And thank you for proving my point.
This is all you’ve been saying:
OMG!!!!!!!!!!
shut up
idiot
get a life
what the [insert profanity]
stop being mean

Cry me a river…

Light of the World November 16, 2011 at 2:10 am

And thank you for proving my point.
This is all you’ve been saying:
OMG!!!!!!!!!!
shut up
idiot
get a life
what the [insert profanity]
stop being mean

Cry me a river…

Khushy_wushy November 16, 2011 at 2:03 am

shut up and get a life idiot dumb head

Bpkrj2142003 November 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

 I did not like the show as it does not show the true Islam. The women should not show off their bodies. They did not dress as muslims. Belgacem

Bpkrj2142003 November 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

 I did not like the show as it does not show the true Islam. The women should not show off their bodies. They did not dress as muslims. Belgacem

Bpkrj2142003 November 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

 I did not like the show as it does not show the true Islam. The women should not show off their bodies. They did not dress as muslims. Belgacem

ARAB AMERICAN SOLDIER November 16, 2011 at 3:08 am

To be honest, To those of you really want to understand Islam as the religion and how it was created Please in english check out the messenger its a movie able Islam. You will have an understanding of the religion. This show one does show how some of us do live in Dearborn, although many muslims Shite and Sunni its a show to cover the very basics of what Modern Muslims go through everyday in America. If they are or not the best representation of Muslims in America is in the eye of the muslim watching but. There attempt to open a little window of who and what some Arab Americans go through in everyday life. People have to understand that there are conservative strict Muslims and very liberal Muslims. Either one in America is looked upon the same way based on one fact you are Muslim. People that watch the media and have little to no exposure with Muslims may have hatred. That causes many problems, I am Arabic Muslim American I am also a resident of Dearborn, in fact I am a US Soldier who had deployed oversea. During my deployment there was someone that came to Dearborn to burn a Quran. It cause problems for me religiously, and for the safety of my troops and myself overseas. Because of hate and not understanding the people that live with you in the land of the free. I am not saying that you have to agree with what is being shown. But at least open your mind for the message. Understand first then strike, go in blind and people get hurt. 

Last thing I wanted to say, Every RELIGION wants you to be closer to god. There are Phases in each our books that if we followed Gods words to the tea can correct and put fear in to a person not to do wrong. IF WE FOLLOWED WE WOULD ALL BE GOD FEARING PEOPLE. BUT IN AMERICA OUR PRACTICES ARE DIFFERENT. BUT AS HUMANS LET OUR MINDS GET IN THE WAY OF WHAT WE WANT AND NOT WHAT GOD WANTS. Thank You   

Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

From the lips of the Big Kahuna himself:

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

“Those who know nothing about Islam pretend that Islam counsels
against war. Those people are witless. Islam says: ‘Kill all the
unbelievers just as they would kill you all!’ Does this mean that
Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by the infidel? Islam
says: ‘Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter them.’ Islam says:
‘Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword.’ The sword is the
key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! Does
all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging
war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.” Ahhh!….the sweet feeling of “KUMBAYA”

 

DoW 2! DoW 2! DoW 2! November 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

Yes…unfortunately, unlike in Christianity, Khomeini has no actual religious authority, and as such does not represent the majority view of your every day Muslim. He isn’t a pope, he’s a politician. People have been twisting religions for thousands of years. It happens, unfortunately, and if you’re going to use that to justify stereotypes then you’re just as dumb as he is.

hajar November 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I was born and raised in Kansas to American white parents. I converted when I was a teenager. I am Shia and live now in Iran. This show was very dissappointing. Muslim women must cover their body and not to show their body, and if they do not and dont adhere to the teachings of the Holy Quran they cannot be called Muslims. Its a sin to not be covered, its a sin in all that they are showing on this show…. they r not Muslim…. very poor show.

hajar November 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I was born and raised in Kansas to American white parents. I converted when I was a teenager. I am Shia and live now in Iran. This show was very dissappointing. Muslim women must cover their body and not to show their body, and if they do not and dont adhere to the teachings of the Holy Quran they cannot be called Muslims. Its a sin to not be covered, its a sin in all that they are showing on this show…. they r not Muslim…. very poor show.

Samira December 26, 2011 at 4:40 am

Nina Bazzi is not a muslim. She shows her boobs and her body. Its nothing but a free show. None of the girls on this show are “real muslims”. I live in dearborn, michigan. There are many educated people in this city who represent muslims in a great way! where are they? i guess tlc didnt let them make the cut… Maybe their lives where gona be to boring for the show. But seriously, dont sit here and call these idiots “muslims”. They are the kinds of people who put muslims like me to shame! Not one person on the show follows the religion!

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Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:22 am

I have no problems with muslims. I have a problem with muslims trying to establish sharia law in the united states.

Mattmuller024 November 15, 2011 at 2:22 am

and you didnt answer my question either…

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

whtt……….you seriously have no life do u know that what u are saying hurts peoples feelings. dont come on here and try making us feel like our religion is weird! i am proud to be a muslim. if u have a problem the dont watch the dang show

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:45 am

In reply to “kushy_wushy”: SO you guys won’t get like 72 virgins or whatever in heaven? Heaven isn’t a land flowing with milk, honey, and well stuff…

I believe it is stating clearly in your Qura’an.

BTW, if you are denying all the things and verses Matt is saying then are you saying the QURA’AN IS WRONG?? DO YOU NOT BELIEVE IN IT?

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 2:45 am

In reply to “kushy_wushy”: SO you guys won’t get like 72 virgins or whatever in heaven? Heaven isn’t a land flowing with milk, honey, and well stuff…

I believe it is stating clearly in your Qura’an.

BTW, if you are denying all the things and verses Matt is saying then are you saying the QURA’AN IS WRONG?? DO YOU NOT BELIEVE IN IT?

Khushy_wushy November 15, 2011 at 2:50 am

repy to ‘ancient egypt’ I do believe in the quran!

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 3:40 am

I’m stupid? You realize I was being sarcastic? I am saying it in a mocking way!

dust November 15, 2011 at 3:53 am

If this is true, then post the name of the country. 

Ancient Egypt November 15, 2011 at 4:01 am

In reply to “dust”: I may not be talking about the same country as Mari but like I said, Google “Egypt Massacres.” Happy?

Patrick Hess November 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

If this is true then the “Muslims” doing this were not following Islam. First of all Muslims believe Jesus is a Prophet and is highly respected in Islam. As a Prophet it would be forbidden for any Muslim to have a picture of him (or any Prophet) or disrespect him in any way. Finally, killing defenseless people, even in time of war, is forbidden. 

Khushy_wushy November 16, 2011 at 2:02 am

Okay fine u can be like that and ur not open minded. apparently ur not willing to understand other people religion and ur full of crap. Every religion can have a bad group or extremists. i cant make u not hate our religion so stop looking at ways to bring us down cuz it makes u seem desperate and it makes us eem like we are really important to you!

Khushy_wushy November 16, 2011 at 2:02 am

Okay fine u can be like that and ur not open minded. apparently ur not willing to understand other people religion and ur full of crap. Every religion can have a bad group or extremists. i cant make u not hate our religion so stop looking at ways to bring us down cuz it makes u seem desperate and it makes us eem like we are really important to you!

Mattmuller024 November 16, 2011 at 12:28 am

thats a bunch of crap…you muslims want everyone to believe that its a religion of peace so you can take over the whole world with your sharia law!!!

DoW 2! DoW 2! DoW 2! November 18, 2011 at 6:00 am

There is historical evidence about his life. The rest is faith, yes. E.g. the New Testament was only compiled for the estimated first time of ~20 or so years after the death of Jesus, and as such can’t really provide any true historical evidence of Jesus, his resurrection, etc etc etc.

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