Columnist Navarette Promotes Pro-Muslim, Anti-American TV Scripts
<!--break-->Navarrette veers away from this statement into a discussion of Muslim activist protests against the alleged anti-Muslim plot lines of the TV show "24", and how the network , in reaction, "seems to have made an effort this season to create a sprinkling of positive Muslim characters.In fact, in this week's episode, the (Muslim) intelligence analyst, who has lived in the United States since she was a toddler, found herself hamstrung by a government directive to racially profile U.S. agents who happen to be Muslim. And the Islamic leader is planted in a holding pen with Muslim detainees who, it turns out, aren't terrorists but men who were yanked away from their families witout cause or due process. Those are precisely the kind of stories that Americans need to see." In other words, Navarrette thinks Americans "need to see" propaganda that falsely portrays our government using official policy to mistreat innocent Muslims. Navarrette's cure for widespread anti-Muslim bias in America is to produce more TV shows that portray Muslims as innocent victims of targeted government tyranny. And, for Americans to read more stories about anti-Muslim prejudice dreamed up by columnists who have decided to "help out" by using TV show plotlines as "proof".