Fellow human— the problem isn’t “a” Muslim villain. It is a country and culture and religion in its ENTIRETY being painted as “villainous”. We all saw Jafar from Alaadin— was anyone pissed about that? No. Why? Because Alaadin was Muslim and Arab and he was perfectly fine. Jafaar was evil because of personal defects such as greed and ambition, not because of his religion. This whole “Alice in Arabia” bull crap seems not to be showing you a villain who just happens to be Muslim— it is showing you a collection of villains who are villains BECAUSE they are Muslims. The religion is the true villain within this series, not the individuals themselves. The Arabs /Muslims NOT portrayed as villains within this series are, instead, portrayed as displeased with their identities and religions, or oppressed by them like hapless victims to this greater evil that is Islam. Can you see now why this show is so upsetting to us?
I simply cannot believe this sort of idiotic stereotyping is still out and about on the media. I thought we were over this? How about we make a show about a Saudi girl trying to fix the political system that is causing her oppression, versus placing a “perfect” and “free” American girl in the hands of an “oppressive religion” and watching her reaffirm every bias we have ever heard on TV since September 11 as she “breaks out” and returns to the “land of liberty”. It’s crap like this that ruins my fricking day.