Parents' Guide to

All-American Muslim

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docuseries shatters stereotypes but has mature themes.

TV TLC Reality TV 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great show for teaching!

This show contains great messages concerning other cultures, and helps to show children that someone being slightly different doesn't mean they aren't "normal."

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The series demonstrates the mainstream role American Muslims play in the United States, despite the fact that their religious practices and cultural traditions appear distinctive to people outside of their community. It also underscores how ethnically and socially diverse this community is, despite the fact that they share the same religion.

Like most reality shows of this kind, it features some family drama, mature themes, and strong language. But viewers mature enough to watch will come away with a stronger awareness of the misconceptions American society has about Muslims living in America, and the way these misconceptions lead to a lack of social acceptance. The show serves as a reminder to all of us that American Muslims, like any other American community group, is an important part of our national heritage.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 13, 2011
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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