NPR logo

American Muslims Cheer New Sitcom

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14383616/14383600" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
American Muslims Cheer New Sitcom

Media

American Muslims Cheer New Sitcom

American Muslims Cheer New Sitcom

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14383616/14383600" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Writers (from left to right) Sameer Asad Gardezi, Moses Port and David Guarascio, along with Muslim Public Affairs Council's Edina Lekovic, discuss the new show Aliens in America at the Islamic Center of Southern California. Amy Walters, NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Amy Walters, NPR

Writers (from left to right) Sameer Asad Gardezi, Moses Port and David Guarascio, along with Muslim Public Affairs Council's Edina Lekovic, discuss the new show Aliens in America at the Islamic Center of Southern California.

Amy Walters, NPR

Next month, the CW television network launches a show called Aliens in America. It's a sitcom about a foreign exchange student from Pakistan who's a Muslim. Many American Muslims are thrilled to see a multi-dimensional Muslim character on TV who has nothing to do with terrorism.