This fall a reality series entitled “All American Muslim” will premiere on TLC. The series will follow five Muslim families living in one of the country’s largest Muslim communities, Dearborn, Michigan. The town is also home to the largest mosque in the United States.
The show intends to allow “viewers into a world they might not otherwise experience,” said Amy Winter, TLC’s general manager.
“Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America,” stated Winter, “providing insight into their culture with care and compassion.”
The show will air in November and viewers will have the opportunity to see very diverse lives that challenge the stereotypical Muslim image.
Two of the characters are sisters who have a good relationship with one another despite having drastically different interpretations of their own religion. One sister wears a traditional Islamic headscarf; the other has piercings and tattoos and has an Irish Catholic husband.
Nadar and Nawal are featured as a recently married couple that has just had their first baby. The show follows the couple in their struggles to find a balance between their Muslim religion and American culture.
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