“‘Super Size Me’ director turns to TV,” from Reuters, with thanks to Susan:
NEW YORK – The man who made a hit movie out of eating McDonald’s fast food for a month has filmed a “fundamentalist Christian” man living as a Muslim to find out what it’s like to face the prejudice that many Muslims in America deal with since Sept. 11.
The experiment is part of “Super Size Me” Director Morgan Spurlock’s new reality TV show “30 Days,” which places people in a variety of unfamiliar circumstances for 30 days…
“One of my favorite episodes is … what’s it like to be a Muslim in America… who is seen every day as a threat to our freedom simply because of their color, their race, their religion,” Spurlock told Reuters in an interview on Monday.
What does this have to do with color or race? Absolutely nothing. Do American Muslims not want to be seen as a threat? Fine: renounce Sharia, and work against jihad terrorism.
“(It’s) something we deal with every day in America, and we hear about it with terrorism threats every day,” he said.
“We took a fundamentalist Christian from my home state of West Virginia, somebody who is very pro-war, pro-‘us versus them,’ that when you hear Muslim the only thing he thinks of is a guy standing on a mountain with an AK-47,” Spurlock said.
The man leaves his wife and children at home and goes to live with a Muslim family in Dearborn, Michigan, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States.
“He dresses as a Muslim, eats as a Muslim, he prays five time a day, he studies the Koran daily, he learns to speak Arabic, he works with an imam, a Muslim cleric, to learn the history of Islam, what are the five pillars, why are they important.”
“And the transformation this guy goes through in 30 days is miraculous, it’s incredible,” Spurlock said…
I’m looking forward to Spurlock’s show about a jihadist living as a Christian for 30 days.