The Simpsons get thanks from Islamic group
Actually Fox television network and Matt Groening, the creator of “The Simpsons,” have been applauded for Sunday’s episode of the long-running cartoon.
The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a letter to Groening on Wednesday, thanking him and the network for the episode titled “Mypods and Boomsticks.”
In the episode, a young Muslim character named Bashir and his family face bigotry when they move to Springfield. Homer Simpson characteristically wrongly suspects that the family is involved in a terrorist plot. Bart Simpson, however, befriends Bashir and defends him from bullies.
The letter from CAIR, posted on the organization’s Web site, said the episode “brought to light how Americans can work toward mutual respect and inclusion by getting to know their neighbors.”
CAIR applauded Groening’s use of humor to shed light on the distrust and stereotyping of Muslims many call “Islamophobia.”
Message Sent Successfully
Be Sure to Check Out Our Top Headlines
- 20729Oklahoma medical examiner reports cause of deaths in Grand Lake boat crash
- 17578Oklahoma City Thunder: Amnesty Kendrick Perkins?
- 11978Rockets guard Patrick Beverley bombarded with hateful Tweets after Thunder get eliminated
- 10703Rx drug bills sent to Oklahoma governor
- 8989Report: OSU blocking Wes Lunt from transferring to the SEC, Big 12 and Southern Miss
- 8551Tulsa man tells police he smashed woman's head in self-defense
- 8339Oklahoma football: Sooners get pair of commitments
- 7784Oklahoma State football: Todd Monken thinks Wes Lunt should've stayed in Stillwater
- 4976Will a MAPS 4 initiative involve a football stadium downtown?
- 4468Woman arrested on complaint of offering to engage in act of prostitution in Midwest City
Back to share with a friend form.
Add More Recipients