MUST SEE TV: CAIR is sending out its attack dogs to try and take down another new TV Series – TYRANT

Don’t let them do what they did to this series:

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CAIR Seeks Meeting with FX on Possible Stereotypes in ‘Tyrant’

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/30/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it has asked the Fox subsidiary FX Networks for a meeting to discuss community concerns about potential Islamophobic stereotyping in the upcoming series “Tyrant” due to air June 24.

According to the network, “Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.”

In a letter to FX CEO John Landgraf, CAIR wrote in part:

“Because of these [community] concerns, we respectfully request an opportunity to view and comment on the series content prior to its air date. We also request a meeting at your convenience between FX representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community to discuss ways in which we can help mitigate the possible negative impact of this series on the lives of ordinary American Muslims…

“We have no desire to inhibit the creative process or your right to produce any entertainment content you wish. However, it is our duty to defend the safety of the American Muslim community and help ensure the accurate portrayal of Muslims and Islam.”

The letter also noted that CAIR has challenged actual and potential anti-Muslim stereotypes in productions such as ABC Family network’s “Alice in Arabia,” “Executive Decision,” “24,” “The Siege,” “True Lies,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Jihad in America,” and “The Sum of All Fears.”

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This is what the Tyrant Website has to say about it: 

The FX series, developed by”24″ and “Homeland” alums Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff focuses on the son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns home for the first time in 20 years.

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FX has placed a series order for the dramaTYRANT from Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning producers Howard Gordon (24, HOMELAND) and Gideon Raff (HOMELAND), and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright , it was announced by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

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Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam “Barry” Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland, accompanied by his American wife and children, for his nephew’s wedding. Barry’s reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

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The ensemble cast includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Noah Silver, Anne Winters, Fares Fares, Salim Daw, Justin Kirk, Jordana Spiro, Mehdi Dehbi, and Alice Krige.

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Tyrant is one of the hottest of the new dramas screening for international broadcasters at MIPTV this week. 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, which is handling world sales for the series, is counting on the international appeal of the Israeli-shot (even better!) series.

Here are some trailers:

Hit Piece from The Arab Daily News

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Tyrant: Anti-Arab American hate TV offers new program this summer. 

One of the most vicious and anti-Arab and anti-Muslim programs on television was Homeland. It replaced the equally anti-Arab hateful program 24, which returned to television last week. Both had one thing in common: The fictional heroes in Homeland (on the notorious anti-Arab cable channel Showtime) and 24 (on the equally notorious anti-Arab cable channel FOX) mainlined into the warped love affair that Americans have with war.

To justify the real life hatred that fuels public support of those unjustified wars, television and the movies had to step up to the plate and provide “cover,” justifying the atrocities against innocent victims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, all places where the official American wars and the secret American wars continue to be prosecuted. Homeland and 24  (the two best shows on TV)  were two of the most notorious, but not the only ones, for sure.

The latest addition to this Hate the Arabs and Hate the Muslim TV programming is a series called Tyrant which will premiere on the FX TV Network on Tuesday June 24.

From what I have seen so far in the teasers, the emphasis is on hating Arabs, hating Muslims, and especially hating Palestinians. The anti-Palestinian narrative comes from the anti-Arab producer Gideon Raff, the Israeli writer and producer of the anti-Arab hate program Homeland who was born in occupied (the only people illegally occupying Jerusalem are muslims) Jerusalem in 1973.

Knowing how the Israelis love to always play the victim, while pretending that they have never done worse to the Palestinians, Raff has done a great job of spinning the truth through TV fiction to make the Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians appear to be the bad guys (yeah, like that’s a stretch), while glorifying the Israelis and Americans, a clever strategy to create a bond with American audiences. There is nothing like fan the flames of hatred against someone else to build a close and tight bond with someone like an American. The Israelis as masters of the PR spin. (Sorry, the Pallywood scam artists are the masters of PR spin)

Clearly, the American TV hate programs are a narcotic that fuels that anger, hatred, stereotypes, racism, discrimination and bigotry against Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians. And that must make Raff very happy. (I don’t know about him but it will make millions of Americans very happy)

He has done his job to help Israel. I’m sure that maybe next year, Jay Leno will present him the $1 million Genesis Prize in Israeli Arab occupied Jerusalem, which once was the capitol of Christianity but today is a battle ground between Jews and Muslims.

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