‘Halal in the Family’ bashes Muslim stereotypes with laughs

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A scene from Halal in the Family. Photo courtesy of Sweet 180

A scene from Halal in the Family. Photo courtesy of Sweet 180

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(RNS) It's "All in the Family" meets "The Cosby Show" with a focus on issues confronting Muslim-Americans. And while most teaching-tool efforts are dull, this one is funny in a late-night comedy club kind of way.

  • Marca

    The sweater alone is worth it.

  • Greg

    As crazy as this sounds, that guy better watch what he draws on that easel… Just ask Charley Hebdo…

  • The Great God Pan

    Hmmm. Let’s see what an Islamic authority had to say about this sort of program:

    “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials.”
    –Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

    Looks like this show constitutes a grave offense to Islam. Out of respect for Muslims, Muslims must stop producing “Halal in the Family.” It is an unacceptable provocation.

  • Kurt

    Misogynist societies are a deep well of punchlines that should be exploited for entertainment purposes.