This show is getting a lot of airtime, news time, twitter time, and facebook time. There are a lot of people discussing this new show on TLC and how Lowes pulled it’s ads from the show.
I, personally, haven’t seen it yet. I’m nervous about watching it for a number of reasons.
1. It’s reality TV. Enough Said. Reality TV has a way of distorting the truth and picking the most “interesting” candidates. They will most likely bring a lot of controversy and cause people to think that ALL Muslims are like that which isn’t the case. Again, I haven’t seen the show.
2. It’s based in Dearborn, MI which is considered Arab town. Now, Arabs don’t make up the majority of Muslims but roughly 12%. So, that is another issue with the show. It’s Arab-centered when it should be more Muslim center like the name says. Because Arab doesn’t = Muslim.
3. From the commercials, it seems like they focus a lot on being patriotic. Now, don’t get me wrong…It’s important to love the country and want to do what is best for it…but my loyalities lie with Allah (God) first. I answer to Allah on all my actions, including what I do for my country.
I did see this preview and it just doesn’t make me want to watch it, to be honest.
Have you seen the show? What are your thoughts?