Popular TV show features hijabi FBI agents, zero Muslim terrorists
Joshua Safran, the creator of the ABC TV show Quantico, is proud of the fact that his show, about FBI agents hunting down terrorists, has never featured a Muslim terrorist.
For me, it was important to not ever put a Muslim terrorist on our show. There hasn't been one.
Important because political correctness requires him to deny the existence of radical Islamic terrorism, one of the prime missions of the FBI to combat. Most of the storyline revolves around the FBI's attempt to find a person who plants bombs. The suspect shifts over time but is never a Muslim, because Muslims don't do that. They never have.
However, do not worry: Muslims are not unrepresented on Quantico. Two of the FBI agents are hijabis.
Nimah Amin, played by Egyptian-Palestinian actress Yasmine Al-Massri, is an FBI trainee at the Quantico facility in Virginia. Unbeknownst to her fellow trainees, Nimah is actually a twin, with her identical twin sister Raina simultaneously playing her part as the same FBI recruit.
Nimah and Raina are Muslim Americans with Lebanese heritage. They don the hijab, even as the recruits train in the toughest of conditions. They’re covered head-to-toe in their underwater exercise and wear turbans in their undercover exercise. They don’t give anyone any excuse to criticize them for not being able to fulfil their duties as FBI agents simply for being Muslim and female. They are just as tough and rough, and even more so, than the other recruits. They are strong, powerful, confident and witty.
These strong, powerful, confident, and witty Muslim women just happen to be followers of one of the strictest interpretations of sharia law. Quantico is not only promoting Islam, but promoting sharia. The show features the Islamists covered head to toe while swimming to mainstream the idea of sharia to the American public.
You can bet that the show does not, however, show the women conforming to other aspects of strict sharia law – such as having their sex organs cut off and being beaten by their husbands. In fact, the idea of hijabis being allowed to assume a job with men around them is really kind of a science fiction fantasy in many Islamic cultures. You certainly don't see the FBI equivalent of hijabi agents in Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Just as Quantico creates a fantasy world where absolutely no terrorism is created by Muslims, it glamorizes the sharia lifestyle for young girls, creating an imaginary, fairytale kind of sharia that exists nowhere but on a Hollywood set. Instead of being ashamed of it, the show's creator is actually proud. It's disgusting propaganda.
I think that if they are going to show what they think are positive role models, they should also show the opposite. That's why I think Quantico is sorely lacking a Muslim double agent who is also a gay porn star. Believe it or not, that's a lot closer to reality than "super-hijabis" in the FBI.
Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.