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'Alice in Arabia' outrage: The difficult relationship between Islam and U.S. TV

20 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

When ABC Family announced a trio of new drama pilots in development earlier this week, one of them -- "Alice in Arabia" -- sparked immediate notice and anger.

Why is that? What caused Muslim groups and many across the Internet to come down so hard on a TV show that no one has actually seen yet? Is it just a knee-jerk response by over-sensitive people?

Or could it have more to with how American television programs have dealt with Muslims in the past? Any red flags on a current show have to be colored by years of terrorists, torturers and protested normalcy.

The current controversy erupted Monday (March 17) when ABC Family announced it had greenlit a pilot for "Alice in Arabia," along with two other dramas. An official description of the show was released as well:

"'Alice in Arabia' is a high-stakes drama series about a rebellious American teenage girl who, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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