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Apparently Muslim groups are mad about being villains on 24 again:

"The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."

If there's someone at a local grocery store who can't differentiate between reality and TV, I think all of us are in danger. What if he sees me and thinks I'm one of The Others? Or is convinced that I'm actually a Cylon? Or -- it chills me blood just to think of it -- that I'm a cast member on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip?

Also, this message to Muslim activist groups: I understand your point. You are afraid of being stereotyped and racially profiled as terrorists, when we all know that a very, very, indescribably tiny percentage of all the world's Muslims are terrorists.

But let's also not forget that most of the terrorist attacks in the world today are performed by Islamist terrorists. What's 24 supposed to do, pretend the terrorists are Pastafarians from Planet Zeta 3?

I'm pretty sure 24 isn't going to do an alien invasion until Day 10.


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