My first question to you all, is should people really blame all Muslims for just a few of them who commit bad actions?
Can you imagine always being blamed for things that you have absolutely no control over? Can you imagine always being asked to apologize for these things? Can you imagine being hated whether or not you do apologize? This is what being a Muslim today feels like.
Joshua Seftel is an American filmmaker, who as a child was taunted by other kids because he was Jewish.
He had been working for years to secure funding for his new series “The Secret Life of Muslims.”
The Secret Life of Muslims is a 14-episode, multi-platform series that aims to undercut the stereotypes surrounding Muslim-Americans, particularly in the wake of 9/11.
Joshua Seftel stated, in 2011, we made this series called The Secret Life of Scientists, and the idea was to humanize scientists. At the time, a friend of mine had just made a film about Muslim-Americans, and she said, “Hey, we should do a series called Secret Life of Muslims.” She kind of laughed, but I went, wait, that’s a great idea. So we spent five years trying to get the funding. Maybe there’s a silver lining to the long wait of trying to get this project out into the world.”
The Secret Life of Muslims is a blast of clarity and humor in the face of so much fear-mongering.