19 January, 2007

Muslims rip '24' for renewed terror role

CLIFTON, N.J. - Two years ago, Muslim groups protested when the plot of the hit Fox drama "24" cast Islamic terrorists as the villains who launched a stolen nuclear missile in an attack on America.

Now, after a one-year respite during which Russian separatists played the bad guys on the critically acclaimed series, Muslims are back in the evil spotlight. Unlike last time, when agent Jack Bauer saved the day, the terrorists this time have already succeeded in detonating a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb.

Being portrayed again as the heartless wrongdoers has drawn renewed protests from Muslim groups, including one that had a meeting with Fox executives two years ago over the issue.

"The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store, because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
Oh, you mean uS citizens bombed, burned, and destroyed your mosques across this country after your brethren used airplanes as weapons? That is right, we have not. It appears Ahmed, that you are the one who is not able to see reality, but I doubt that. Just another way to lie about the facts, isn't.

Oh, and Engy, Americans are just Americans, we do not add hyphens or prefixes to our nationality...


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