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ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' Draws Concern from Muslim Advocates
by Andrea Seikaly
The greater Los Angeles-area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced Wednesday that it has asked ABC Family to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss concerns about potential stereotyping in the pilot for the network's new series "Alice in Arabia."
One of three drama pilots ordered by ABC Family, the show centers on an American teen kidnapped by her Saudi Arabian family after tragedy befalls her parents.
In a letter sent to ABC Family president Tom Ascheim Tuesday, CAIR explained, "As the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, we are concerned about the negative impact this program could have on the lives of ordinary Arab-American and American Muslims."
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