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The controversy over a reality show about American Muslims shows that we still believe in the power of TV to influence society.

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The following is a guest post from Dr. Hussein Rashid, a member of the Our Shared Future Advisory Board. In a recent blog entry, I wrote about the power of popular culture in changing common discourse. A recent controversy around the US-based reality series, All-American Muslim, seems to strengthen my basic premise and show that

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It turns out religious devotion itself is not the most important factor in determing the global state of relations between Muslims and the West. Rather, global Muslim-West relations are affected by the treatment of Muslims living in the West, according to a report published earlier this week by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center. The groundbreaking inaugural Muslim-West Perceptions Index