Zafirah Zein, Tackling Muslim-American Stereotypes with Satire, The Solutions Journal, Volume 6, Issue 5, December 2015, Pages 69 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/tackling-muslim-american-stereotypes-with-satire/) Abstract: "We're not that kind of Muslim!" ends the opening credits to Aasif Mandvi's Halal in the Family, a new web series battling anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States. The telling phrase sends out a direct message to its viewers: We are not who you think we are. Emulating popular television classics such as All in the Family and The Cosby Show, it serves as the country's first American–Muslim sitcom. The family is even named the Quosby's, featuring Mandvi as the politically incorrect dad decked in eighties sweaters, perpetually embarrassing his wife and kids. Halal in the Family has four episodes, each of which centers around a problem faced by Muslims in the U.S., especially after 9/11. It tackles issues such as government surveillance, stereotyping, media bias, and bullying by using satire. The series' website also provides snippets of information and statistics to support the issues being raised in the various storylines. Its first episode, "Spies Like Us" reveals the … Topics: Arts; Religion