Thursday, May 03, 2007

Touring Muslim American's America

There is an interest in touring the Muslim American's America and providing that view point to the rest of the nation and world. Articles and TV shows such as 30 days have gone out of their way to examine this experience. I applaud the effort, but I feel that the portrait is skewed. Quite often they trek to Dearborn, MI to extract the viewpoint, but the viewpoint of Muslims in Dearborn are far from the norm. First of all, the average Muslim American is likely to an African American or an Asian not an Arab. Also, most Muslims in America lack the local infrastructure and influence that the Muslim community in Dearborn or even Michigan have. I appreciate the effort, but go to communities in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, or even L.A. to gain a more accurate viewpoint of the average Muslim American.

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