Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Real Muslims of Dearborn

I'm a self proclaimed reality show addict. I'm a bit obsessed with Teen Mom, Say Yes to the Dress, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, plus some other shows. To make myself feel like i'm actually learning something, I like to watch reality shows and learn how other people live their lives. TLC has finally come to their senses and has announced a new reality show that follows the lives of all-American Muslims from Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is known to have one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States. I'm super stoked for this show. I think it's going to have a powerful impact on Americans and hopefully alter their views on Islam and prove that Muslims are ordinary people--that is if the show is carefully executed in good taste. The show will focus on the lives of  Shadia and Suehaila, Muslim sisters that differ in many ways. Suehaila is a practicing Muslim that wears the head scarf and prays five times a day, while Shadia has tattoos and piercings and is married to a Irish Catholic that is planning to convert to Islam. Newlyweds Nadar and Nawal are also participants in the show and are having a baby while trying to find a balance between their traditional culture and American culture. Finally, Mike, Deputy Chief for the Wayne County Sheriff's Department constantly works to educate the department about his efforts to reduce discrimination and prejudice against Muslims. The reality show will be debuting in November so stay tuned for its premiere. 

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