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‘The Secret Life of Muslims:’ Reza Aslan and Iqbal Theba Sound Off on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Muslims — Watch

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims:’ Reza Aslan and Iqbal Theba Sound Off on Hollywood’s Portrayal of Muslims — Watch
Vox has released the new episode of its nonfiction web series “The Secret Life of Muslims,” titled “Dear Hollywood: stop portraying Muslims as terrorists.” In the new installment, Iranian-American author and commentator Reza Aslan, “Glee” actor Iqbal Theba and other prominent Muslims sound off on the problems of Hollywood’s portrayal of the group.

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“I loved the 1980s, when Chuck Norris used to kill swaths of my people with a machine-gun in some brown bouillabaisse of a country. It was awesome to watch,” says reporter Wajahat Ali at the beginning of the clip. This new episode also features comedian Omar Regan, who claims that “Muslims are always terrorists!” on the big screen.

Comedian Maz Jobrani, author of “I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV,” says how much he
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Preview: 'American Sharia' - "The First Ever Halal Comedy/Action Feature Film Of It's kind!"

"The First Ever Halal Comedy/Action Feature Film of it's kind!" That's the proclamation made by the man behind the project, actor/comedian Omar Regan (an African American Muslim man himself), who emphasizes that his mission is to tell stories by Muslims that everyone can enjoy, and in embarking on his first production under that umbrella, with a feature film titled American Sharia.  "There are over 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, but we are often only being told from one story... In this film we are breaking barriers, demystifying Islamic perspective and busting myths that are so prevalent in popular media," says Regan, who successfully raised over $120,000...
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