Aasif Mandvi’s new web series ‘Halal in the Family’ seeks to combat Islamophobia with comedy

WASHINGTON, DC: Aasif Mandvi’s new web series, “Halal in the Family,” is a parody of the classic American sitcom “All in the Family” and follows the lives of and an American Muslim family as they deal with different challenges faced by the Muslim community in the United States today, such as online bullying, hate networks, media bias, and “the use of anti-Muslim prejudice for political gain…

…“Halal in the Family” is partly funded by nonprofits… Injections of capital also came from organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, the Pillars Fund and the National Network for Arab American Communities…

…Americans’ opinions of Muslims have plummeted over the past decade. According to the Arab American Institute, only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, while 42 percent believed police are justified in using racial profiling to target Arab Americans and American Muslims…


It won’t work. The violence needs to end.  No other religion is facing these problems.  They need to look at themselves, not at us.

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