Thursday , October 1 2020

Fox to Air Pro-Muslim PSA

I have no problem with American Muslims looking out for their collective image: everyone else does it, why shoudn’t they?

And while I think the Council on American-Islam Relations’ sensitivity to the Islamic terrorist plot of this season’s 24 is a bit overwrought — um, is CAIR saying there aren’t any Islamic terrorists or sympathizers in the U.S.? there was a related incident on 9/11/01, I believe — I also have no problem with them requesting that their American Muslim PSA be shown on Fox to balance out the image a bit, since the overwhelming majority of American Muslims are neither terrorists nor sympathizers.

And I think it’s swell that Fox has agreed to make the spots available to their stations.

But what absolutely leaves me agape is the fact that their sunny little 60-second commercial with American Muslims talking about how damn American they are, includes NOT ONE American Muslim of Middle Eastern or Asian descent, not one. There is a white guy, a black guy, an Native American woman, and a Hispanic woman. Are they ashamed of their Middle Eastern and Asian coreligionists? Are they somehow less American? WTF?

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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