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Muslim Groups Upset with 24's Lack of Imagination

Muslim Groups Upset with 24's Lack of Imagination

Keifer Sutherland took a break from filming 24 (at least we think he's on a break, but he is still rocking the Jack Bauer signature faded black sweatshirt and scowl, so who knows) to enjoy the Santa Monica sun the other day. The sixth season of 24 started off with its fill of excitement, but not everyone is so happy with the show.

Musim-American groups are upset at the show's constant portrayal of Muslim people as terrorists. The Council on American-Islam Relations released a statement saying, "Repeated association of acts of terrorism with Islam will only serve to increase anti-Muslim prejudice." In response Fox has said, "24 is a heightened drama about anti-terrorism. Any individual, family, or group (ethnic or otherwise) that engages in violence is not meant to be typical." We're hard pressed to think of a Muslim non-terrorist in the show's history (not counting this season, because there's no guarantees yet), but hopefully Fox will find a way to counteract these stereotypes. After all, it's hard to stay mad at the people who brought us Jack Bauer.


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