Real Muslims Eat Bacon and Don’t Believe in God

Aziz Ansari attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Let me save you the time of reading this:

“Nuanced portrayal of Muslim life” means portraying Muslims as unapologetically pig-eating, alcohol-drinking, LGBT-rights-supporting, existence-of-God-questioning, casual-sex-having, brown people.

According to this article, Muslim portrayals on popular media all consist of big-bearded, AK-47-wielding terrorists. So how fortunate that Aziz Ansari comes along to provide a more complete picture of Muslim life.

Here is an original idea: how about a Muslim TV character who cares about his religious commitments (even just a little bit) and is not portrayed like a terrorist, freak, or social outcast? Wouldn’t that be novel!

I know it’s hard to imagine since obviously most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are either ISIS terrorists or brown left-wing hedonists with Tindr accounts, but who knows? Maybe the American public is ready to see something REALLY out there.

Btw, can the Guardian find a Muslim columnist who can last any significant period of time without jamming bacon down her maw or write two whole paragraphs without praising “TV gods”? Assuming such Muslims exist, of course.


Let me save you the time of reading this: "Nuanced portrayal of Muslim life" means portraying Muslims as…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Zunaid Hassan

tags: aziz ansari, liberalism, progressivism, reforming islam, secularism, progressive muslims