(Note: I stole my title from the witty comment of a reader at FrontPageMag.com, Steve Buirstein.)
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Back in January of this year, Robert Spencer penned an articulate retort to an idea Reza Aslan, thinking (and jihading) out loud, broached while sitting next to the classical Leftist television producer, Norman Lear when the latter appeared as Aslan's first guest on his new chit-chat show, "Rough Draft With Reza Aslan". That idea couched rhetorically by Aslan was:
"I'm waiting for a Muslim 'All in the Family'."
Recently, Spencer had occasion to mention this again, in his report of yet another public call for a television sit-com about Muslims that will expose the Islamophobia of the typical non-Muslim American. As the Miami Herald reporter cited by Spencer, Hannah Allam, put it (and what's up with that name? -- see more on that here...):
Muslim writers and artists agreed that they haven’t yet reached what some regard as their “Cosby Show moment,” a breakthrough hit that transforms mainstream thinking about Islam the way “The Cosby Show” challenged images of African Americans.
Spencer, however, I think misconstrues Reza Aslan's appeal. Spencer wrote: