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Why ‘All-American Muslim’ Should Have the Right to Be Boring

 

One of the reasons I did not watch “All-American Muslim” when it debuted on TLC last month was that it seemed to me to be a show entirely dedicated to proving the idea that if you prick us, we bleed. The plotlines featured in the previews—a young couple preparing to wed, another planning the arrival of a baby, a high school football coach putting his athletes through grueling practice—seemed high on sweetness and low on drama. Since the ordinariness of a Muslim life is something I experience everyday, I felt no need to have it demonstrated for me on television. Read More...


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/19/why-all-american-muslim-should-have-the-right-to-be-boring/?mod=WSJBlog

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