CAIR California
Sacramento Valley
March 24, 2014

Good News: CAIR Welcomes ABC Family's 
Cancellation of "Alice in Arabia"

(Sacramento, CA, 3/24/14) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday, March 21st, welcomed the decision by ABC Family channel to cancel plans to produce a pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia."


According to Variety:


"Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' and requested a meeting with execs, the network has decided not to pursue the show that had been announced Monday."



Concerns about anti-Muslim and anti-Arab stereotypes were apparently confirmed with the release of a leaked copy of the pilot's script.




"We welcome ABC Family channel's decision to respond to community concerns by canceling plans for a program that had the potential to promote ethnic and religious stereotyping," said 
CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. "We thank all those who voiced their concerns on this issue, and particular thanks go to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
 and the Muslim Public Affairs Council."


Ayloush said CAIR-LA worked closely with both organizations in discussions with ABC Family channel. He also thanked the many activists who took to social media to voice their outrage using #AliceinArabia.


CAIR is the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Yasmin Nouh, 714.851.4851,; CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916.441.6269 E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202.744.7726, E-mail:


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