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American Sharia (2015)

After a prejudiced police officer upsets the Muslim community through racial profiling, the Chief of Police assigns two Muslim officers to regain the trust of the community.


Omar Regan


Omar Regan




Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Officer Richardson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Najmah Abraham Najmah Abraham ... Waitress
Nadine Abu-Jubara Nadine Abu-Jubara ... Shireen (as Nadine AbuJubara)
Sheikh Akbar Sheikh Akbar ... Osama
Baba Ali Baba Ali ... Abdul
Idris Ali Idris Ali ... Jamal
Leila Almas ... Azizah
Moubarak Alrayyashi Moubarak Alrayyashi ... Driver
Ali Amine ... Ahmed
Victoria Army ... Nurse 2
Jack Bank ... J. W.
Craig Bentley Craig Bentley ... Porter
Jordan Borges ... Jordan
Kayla Brandon Kayla Brandon ... News Reporter
Matt Branistareanu Matt Branistareanu ... Officer Lee


Fast paced, action packed comedy. Tension flares in The Motor City as Officer Richardson profiles every Muslim he sees as a terrorist. He goes on an arrest frenzy, which makes the community activists, Jihad and Osama take to the streets and rally the people to stand up for their rights. The Chief of Police wants to gain the trust of the Muslim community in order to get re-elected, but Attorney Leila Rodriguez is standing in the way with a discrimination law suit against Officer Richardson and the Motor City Police Department. The Chief calls on his most unreliable detective, Mohammed and partners him with a Middle Eastern, Sharia Law fanatic, Detective Abdul. The Chief wants them to "Speak Muslim To The Muslims" which he thinks will guarantee his re-election. Written by Omar Regan

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Two different cops, Two different backgrounds, Two different types of law!


Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

11 February 2015 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


Abdullah used to be apart of TrueStoryASA, but he later quit. The team has broken up since then. See more »


Referenced in Claws for Alarm (2015) See more »

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Hats off to Halalywood
2 March 2015 | by ria-56899See all my reviews

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Halalywood Entertainment on the release of their new film. American Sharia is an amazing movie, bearing in mind that it is Halalywood's debut film it was exceptional.

American Sharia provides an insight into the 'other side' of Muslims living in the Western World, the side rarely portrayed by the mainstream media. Where in most movies Muslims are portrayed as terrorists, in this production and it seems as 'rare' as it may be in real life, the Muslims are the good guys. It can be seen throughout the movie how much real thought and meaning has been put in along with all the humor.

The movie focuses on Detective Mohammed (Omar Regan) and his partner Abdul Mutakabir (Baba Ali). Throughout the movie their differences put a rift in their partnership, with Abdul being the more traditional and mature one, and Mohammed quite frankly the opposite. Mohammed tries his best to please everyone but it's clear that he is lost from within;Abdul likes the more traditional approach and insists on implying sharia to most of the cases.

It is guaranteed that the film will make you laugh, with Omar Regan's amazing singing and Baba Ali's 'halal' sense of humor. The film relates to everyday struggles that Muslims face, for example; trying to pray at work, finding an appropriate space to pray is not as easy as it seems. The film shows that just like everybody else almost 2 billion Muslims are exactly as you may put it 'normal'. This side is not often portrayed and it is essential that it is put across in such a manner as Halalywood Entertainment have done. In the wake of recent events across the globe and in order to promote integration across communities this is vital.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who played a huge part in the production and release of the film. A big shout out to Penny Appeal (UK) and Halalywood Entertainment for their amazing work in putting together the Smile Relief Tour. I hope that there are more Halalywood productions to come, and like most Muslims I look forward to watching them. I wish Omar Regan and Halalywood Entertainment the very best for the future

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