Alright, ok, not me specifically but my people were featured on this past Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons: People who like Apple products!
And, there was a Muslim family in the episode too!
Bart made friends with Bashir and his family who happen to be Jordanian Muslims. Homer of course thinks they are planning something against the U.S. because he happened to see a bit of an episode of 24 in which Jack Bauer was interrogating an Arab guy. Funny enough, Shoreh Agadalashoo provided the voice for Bashir’s mom and last time I saw her, she was on 24 playing the mom in a sleeper cell family in the U.S. Alas, she made her exit from the show in traditional 24 fashion – she was done in by the bad guys.
Can anyone please tell me what happened to Behrooz?!
In all seriousness though, it was a pretty good episode by current Simpsons standards and the episode actually gave a good message that one cannot judge someone based off of religion and ethnicity. I know no one goes searching for meaning in a Simpsons episode but here’s the thing – people still need to be reminded of this even after all the public service messages, interfaith work, and everything else the Muslim community in the U.S. has done.
Which is why it was really cool that there was an episode of Simpsons like this.
(Btw, I understand I’m a few days late with this.)