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Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Mypods and Broomsticks"

If you haven't seen this last Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons", "Mypods and Broomsticks", link to it below, it was GREAT!

Fox Receives Overwhelming Response to 'Simpsons' Episode on Islamophobia

Last update: 5:18 p.m. EST Dec. 4, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Dec 04, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Following an action alert sent out yesterday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Fox television network reported receiving an overwhelming positive response from community members about a recent episode of "The Simpsons" that challenged anti-Muslim stereotypes.
The episode, which aired Sunday evening and is titled "Mypods and Boomsticks," highlights anti-Muslim sentiment by featuring a young Muslim character named Bashir and his family who face prejudice after moving to Springfield. In the program, Homer Simpson wrongly suspects that Bashir's family is involved in a terror plot. Bart Simpson befriends Bashir and defends him from bullies.

To view the entire episode, click here:

SEE: Thank Fox for 'Simpsons' Episode Challenging Islamophobia

To view CAIR's letter to "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, click here:

Because of the number of positive e-mails Fox is receiving, CAIR is asking community members to send notes of appreciation to a new e-mail address that has been set up by the network's diversity department.

Send future messages expressing appreciation for the episode to:
Peter Liguori, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co.; Dana Walden, Chairman, Twentieth Century Fox Television; Gary Newman, Chairman, Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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