Show explores what it's like to be a Muslim in America
- Duration 6:48
- Date Nov 10, 2011
Show explores what it's like to be a Muslim in America
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Is your -- -- Lauren and the whole another world.
Being in -- -- Has allowed us to practice -- faith without losing our sense of American patriotism.
After -- and the environment was a bit more hospital -- were -- -- barbaric Covert terrorist towel -- It got bad you don't nobody is on -- table and walk away.
Actually it is complicated indeed it was and there are families who don't always agree there is life outside of airborne assault on -- that it would be.
-- -- woman's not coming into the club I find it hard to deal -- a lot of the criticism.
You have concerns me converting this -- Yes we live our lives like everybody else -- in law enforcement -- nineteen years.
Require much like country music the most important things -- my family and coaching football I didn't do that.
Could you fly till the end.
I really am an American there's no ifs ands and buts about it.
A sneak peek for you they're all American Muslim that is premiere by the way Sunday this -- of -- thirteenth at 10 PM.
That eastern time.
Am Pacific time on TLC it's an eight part series.
Five families will be a featured and I have some of their relatives here on set with me.
It's immediately to my right is need a bad -- he is he saw her in the clips and then you have.
-- well Audi and next to Noel is her husband Nader -- and good to see all of you.
-- that you're a lesser package because that clip I thought you were pregnant now you're not clear your baby was born would you have and I had three months -- unusable it.
When what's his name this evening is the theme of being very good very good congratulations to regulate your first child yes -- -- -- Principal.
Would mean we we've seen the show in its fascinating beat the titlist fascinating it's provocative Wear for some people.
But really you say it really shouldn't be that provocative and we know we are.
Normal people who practice are favored devoted family is -- centers so what would you want people start of the papers I think that's where.
Most of the you know inconsistencies inaccuracies.
What would you want people know about your faith.
That our faces just like any other pain you know there are rules and human and laws just like any other faith and knew we we followed them to the -- -- our ability.
And in the sense you know our lives like you know incorporating it into our everyday lives.
-- -- -- We all follow it has thrown away so.
You can see a dynamic and on diversity.
Among the -- -- And among the families we -- almost -- well Leon follow the -- different.
Yeah obviously you're sitting here it is gorgeous blonde hair exposed -- you have the job done right didn't.
And in I mean that's what it is I mean the religion I mean it's like any other religion right -- are the rules.
And people choose to follow them the way they want to follow them and at the end of the day you know there is a judge Wright and us.
We just got -- line.
What do you want people who know about you -- people.
Just that the get a chance to see.
Shall I call America -- them.
From a realistic viewpoint.
Of an American lifestyle that.
People don't generally get a chance to see.
And you know through our families hopefully they'll be able to relate to us and to see that we are American.
We're fathers we're husbands we're mothers were in Hawaii.
And we go through different struggles did -- -- like everyone else.
And now you're a new daddy for -- very first time you've got.
Baby boy there so we could be seeing from the bad and in some of these yes -- what you're dealing with weekend.
I know late jumping they're gonna go Noel your risk here respiratory therapy is right and I sit here we're talking three -- and -- that's the great profession to have -- -- -- new mother is something happens to the -- you can jump right -- there's no hope.
Because everything why don't.
Haven't seen it -- coming out you know yeah so skinny some of the story right what else we've seen in this eight part series.
Well it can see me.
Going through some struggles trying to open up a business.
I am and I've got coordinator enhance I am trying to get into the club business which is very unusual for in Muslim woman.
So I am a mother also and you have a six year old right under -- a guy named Andre -- and that married and at -- -- a community that is.
Mostly Muslims know.
Ask you because that you know I get you you you by all accounts and just by looking at you and -- from talking to you and your profession the -- -- -- everything.
You sorted marched to your own drumbeat if you will do you get -- inside of the community I mean obviously your husband's okay we've -- Yeah it definitely face some some criticism.
It is hard to do what I do and get respect but I feel like you know -- it.
All business people and and -- -- in my industry have to Aaron Harris back to hand kind of fight for it so.
So again if people are watching this scene and they're -- be the people who.
Who are curious and some people say I don't -- I'm not interested just because what do you say thank -- guys.
I mean do you -- you had a moment like we just want everybody to see past the fact that we're Muslims and we want them to see -- I mean see past that then those stereotypes and those misconceptions.
And just relate tell us.
And ordinary people.
You have to watch it you have to give it a chance yeah.
There is a lot of -- fun there that it happened.
There is heavy on drama its -- -- Pedro at an opening drive continue to -- mysterious -- sometimes when.
Well listen it is really inconvenient -- go out later thanks indeed all of you to show premieres this Sunday at TLC.
10 PM that's eastern and Pacific it's eight part series all American and Muslim check it out guys think -- for your time here and.