The problematic ABC Family pilot of “Alice in Arabia” that we posted on yesterday has been cancelled by the Disney-owned cable TV channel. CAIR launched a Twitter campaign on Tuesday inundating the ABC Family channel with tweets and a letter to the channel’s President demanding control over the production. According to a report in Variety, the social media campaign worked; the pilot has been cancelled. This is yet another example of how the Hamas- Muslim Brotherhood affiliate engages in intimidation tactics to ensure that the media adheres to an airbrushed Hallmarkian view of Islam in America. Moreover, with the threat of Lawfare menacing free speech CAIR strived to avoid any mention that Sharia sanctions abduction of American children of Saudi parents to the Royal Kingdom. See our NER article and Iconoclast post; “ An American Child Kidnapped in Accordance with Shariah” and “Rescue from an Abduction to Saudi Arabia: Interview with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis”.
Here is the Variety report, “ABC Family Pulls Plug on ‘Alice in Arabia’ After Muslim Org Backlash”:
Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family’s “Alice in Arabia” and requested a meeting with execs, the network has decided not to pursue the show that had been announced Monday.
An ABC Family spokesperson said Friday, “The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we’ve decided not to move forward with this project.”
The show’s premise centered on an American teen kidnapped by her Saudi Arabian family after tragedy befalls her parents.
The pilot was penned by Brooke Eikmeier, who served in the U.S. Army as a Cryptologic linguist in the Arabic language and trained to support NSA missions in the Middle East.
CAIR previously challenged actual and potential anti-Muslim stereotypes in “Executive Decision,” “24,” “The Siege,” “True Lies,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Jihad in America” and “The Sum of All Fears.” The org has also acted as a consultant on films including DreamWorks Animation’s “The Prince of Egypt.”
This amounts to CAIR using Mafia –like tactics to suggest that major TV and film studios might be forced out of business if they comply. Once again, Taqiyya , religiously sanctioned dissimilitude or lying for Allah, trumps truth.
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