Tuesday , May 17 2022

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?

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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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