Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Survivor: Muslim Flying School

Only PBS would bring this to America's family viewing hour. OK, maybe CBS would. On A Wing And A Prayer: An American Muslim Learns To Fly aired last month and this.

The Los Angeles PBS television station, KCET, describes the program like this: Muslim Monem Salam's efforts to get a pilot's license in the post-9/11 U.S. are examined. Sounds downright Frontline newsy.

I like the description of Colorado PBS station KBDI best - ON A WING AND A PRAYER follows one Muslim-American man on his quest to obtain a pilot's license. But will the "land of opportunity" deny Monem his dream in the aftermath of 9/11 and in the face of heightened domestic security? The cinema verité-style documentary reveals a funny, loveable, altogether human Muslim-American as he pursues the American dream against tides of negative public perception. [emphasis mine.] The stuff of classic American television sitcoms - 'Father Knows Best or Lose Your Head', 'Seven Brides for One Muslim Brother', and 'Love Goat'.

If you're into horror or surreal pictures, Pam Geller (Atlas Shrugs) has photos from the program.

Quite frankly, I think if Allah wanted Muslims to fly, he would have given them wings.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


todd said...

Hey he sounds like a really nice guy what could possibly go wrong? I happen to think that people who toss their sisters from high places over a perceived slight should be put on the fast track for anything they ask for, otherwise, they might kill ya.

Indigo Red said...

He looks like a bowling and beer kinda guy.