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CAIR escalates demand for FX to censor new show called Tyrant.

 

 

CAIR escalates demand for FX to censor new show called Tyrant. 

The email for this article was deactived after FX officials aired the show.

Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on June 2, 2014 (posted below) entitled CAIR pressures FX to allow them to censor new series called Tyrant.  The alert asked readers to send emails that would encourage FX officials not to forfeit their First Amendment rights to Islamists.

CAIR escalated their demand on June 20, 2014 with the following announcement after FX started promoting Tyrant without regard for the Muslim Brotherhood front organization’s demand.  The first episode of Tyrant airs on FX on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm.  http://www.fxnetworks.com/tyrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAIR Asks Reviewers of FX's 'Tyrant' to Address Stereotypes of Muslim, Arab Culture

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/20/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today asked reviewers to address stereotyping of Arab and Muslim culture inherent in the new FX Networks series "Tyrant" due to air June 24.

CAIR's request comes following a screening of the pilot in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and follows an earlier request for a meeting with network officials to discuss potential stereotypes in the series.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Meeting with FX on Possible Stereotypes in 'Tyrant'

"Tyrant" follows the journey of a California physician who is also the son to the dictator of a fictional Middle Eastern country. In the pilot, the son and his family return home after a self-imposed 20 year exile. The pilot was shot in Morocco, while the series will be produced in Israel. 

In the pilot of FX's 'Tyrant,' Arab Muslim culture is devoid of any redeeming qualities and is represented by terrorists, murderous children, rapists, corrupt billionaires, and powerless female victims," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, who attended Wednesday night's screening. "In 'Tryant,' even the 'good' Arab Muslims are bad."

He said the producers of the series claim that it is merely a reflection of the brutal actions of dictators like Saddam Hussein, Bashar al-Assad and Muammar Gaddafi. "Unfortunately, 'Tyrant' will be seen by many viewers as an indictment of an entire culture."

As an Entertainment Weekly reviewer noted:

"Khaled is your classic Big Bad, a guy who trains his children to kill and leaves his son to burn in a terrorist attack. Bassam's older brother, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), is the arrogant monster you'd expect, slicing one of his detractors with a razor, raping whomever he pleases, and blasting terrible classic-rock anthems from his flashy sports car. ...The problem is that so far they're stock characters. Maybe that's an unfortunate side effect of setting the show in Abbudin, a distant desert land that seems to borrow its real-life events from Egypt, Syria, and Libya. When you give your country a fake Middle Eastern name, you risk turning it into a stand-in for all Middle Eastern countries."

Hooper added that a series producer offered assurances that future episodes will be more "nuanced."

He also expressed appreciation for the efforts of other groups like the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST) for working with the producers of "Tyrant" to minimize stereotypes.

CAIR has challenged actual and potential anti-Muslim stereotypes in productions such as ABC Family network's "Alice in Arabia," "Executive Decision," "24," "The Siege," "True Lies," "Rules of Engagement," "Obsession," "The Third Jihad," "Jihad in America," and "The Sum of All Fears."

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to thank FX officials for producing shows involving real life situations that may impact the public safety of American citizens and encourage them not to forfeit their First Amendment rights like MTV and Disney ABC have done.  The email will be sent to the top four officials at FX.

The email for this article was deactived after FX officials aired the show.

Contact information will not be provided for this campaign to avoid opposition. 

June 2, 2014 article and email.

 

CAIR pressures FX to allow them to influence the content of new series called Tyrant.

Click here to send your email to encourage FX officials not to forfeit their First Amendment rights to Islamists.

Hot off adding Islamist censors at Disney ABC and MTV, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) now wants a seat at the FX Network editor’s desk and CEO's right hand so they can criticize the new series Tyrant before episodes go live.   Here is what CAIR’s May 30, 2014 announcement said:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAIR Seeks Meeting with FX on Possible Stereotypes in 'Tyrant'

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/30/14) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it has asked the Fox subsidiary FX Networks for a meeting to discuss community concerns about potential Islamophobic stereotyping in the upcoming series "Tyrant" due to air June 24.

According to the network, "Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation."

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In a letter to FX CEO John Landgraf, CAIR wrote in part:

"Because of these [community] concerns, we respectfully request an opportunity to view and comment on the series content prior to its air date. We also request a meeting at your convenience between FX representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community to discuss ways in which we can help mitigate the possible negative impact of this series on the lives of ordinary American Muslims...

"We have no desire to inhibit the creative process or your right to produce any entertainment content you wish. However, it is our duty to defend the safety of the American Muslim community and help ensure the accurate portrayal of Muslims and Islam."

The letter also noted that CAIR has challenged actual and potential anti-Muslim stereotypes in productions such as ABC Family network's "Alice in Arabia," "Executive Decision," "24," "The Siege," "True Lies," "Rules of Engagement," "Obsession," "The Third Jihad," "Jihad in America," and "The Sum of All Fears."

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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BareNakedIslam.com reports much more details on this situation.  Click here to read a comprehensive report at BareNakedIslam.com

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to thank FX officials for producing shows involving real life situations that may impact the public safety of American citizens and encourage them not to forfeit their First Amendment rights like MTV and Disney ABC have done.  The email will be sent to the top four officials at FX.

To send your email,
please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to encourage FX officials to keep producing shows that reveal the truth about Islam.

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Author: ffa   20140620   Category: Islamists  FFA: on
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