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They should have a Muslim crewman in the new show

I mean come-on Star Trek shows a positive view of the future, and in the 60's version they had a black woman and an Asian. So what about a Muslim crew member, not like captain but on the bridge in an important role in science department. Maybe some young Muslim who is begin bullied and is likely to be converted to a terrorist, will see him and say "Theres a Muslim on tv and he aint no terrorist." and things will change for him.

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Thing is, any star trek character doesn't need to be any specific earth religion. Sure, they could have a Muslim actor playing a part (that would be good), but they don't need to make a special announcement of what religion this character is. When Trek gets into religion it typically ends up getting mocked (like the TOS episode where they worship a computer) or Chakotay's hokey fake 'tribe'.

"He's dusted, busted and disgusted, but he's ok"

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it can't be compared to other religions

oh, i think we can make lots of comparisons😝. It's no different to any other religion (it's based on the same fundamentals - highlighting the 'mentals' of course - as several other major religions). They all revolve around the same rules of 'give me your money or i kill you'.

"He's dusted, busted and disgusted, but he's ok"

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You know the old joke?

George Dubya Bush is taking a small walk in D.C., when he accidentally bumps into the Iranian ambassador.
"Good morning, Mr. President."
"Good morning, Mr. Ambassador. How do you like our great country so far?"
"It's truly great, magnificent. I love American culture. I especially love your TV shows. My very favorite American show is Star Trek."
"Oh really?"
"I just don't understand one thing. In the series, there are people from every ethnicity in the world, so why aren't there any Muslims in Star Trek?"
"You know, Mr. Ambassador, this series is set in the future..."



"A voice from behind me reminds me. Spread out your wings you are an angel."

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Why would you want to do that to Star Trek!


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Because Trek has always been about expanding boundaries and learning new things about new cultures, civilizations, and people different from you?

Have you been living under a rock since Trek was created?

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Terran religions have bi and large not been mentioned in canonical Star Trek,
excluding a reference to either Thanksgiving or Christmas in "Charlie X" and Chakotay on "Voyager". However, in the books, Spock and Kirk are Jewish.

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A Jewish Spock doing his Vulcan greeting with his hand and then going: "Chazak u'varuch"
It means: Be Strong and Blessed.

I guess that's the closest you get to Live Long and Prosper.

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DS9 mentioned a New Mecca.

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So explain white supremacists around the world who kill/harass minorities or the IRA from Ireland, the Italian or Russian Mafia? Should we eradicate all white Caucasians just because of these few bad apples? Same case here. The vast majority of Muslims have nothing to do with evil groups such as ISIS, Al Queda and the like.

Think before you speak, genius.

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No, I actually think they should fly the ship and leave behind tbeer1313 and his kind in an Ignorant Bigots Only zone and let them all blow each other! Let them discover new techniques they never knew they had!

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the muslims all work for the klingons

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Or better yet, they don't even need to mention the terrorist angle aside from fellow crewmembers/officers bullying them.

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Bullying them?...in your dreams.

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Isn't Dr. Bashir Pakistani by way of England? I'm not sure Earth religions even exist in the future of Star Trek. I mean, I've never seen a Starfleet chaplain.

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Good Lord why?


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I really hope not. Gene Roddenberry probably would not have wanted this. My interpretation of Star Trek's fantasy future is that everybody has overcome their divisive beliefs and united with each other. At least in The United Federation Of Planets.

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Star Trek rarely if ever mentions realworld religions. Actually I cant remember a single instance of them getting mentioned, out of the top of my head, even if especially Deep Space Nine should have done so, considering how often they talk about Bajoran religion.

Either way, I think you can imagine pretty much any character in Star Trek being a muslim, if you want to. AFAICR theres nothing to prove the opposite.

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NO........
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You Have a Hard Lip, Herbert..

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Just curious. How many TV shows, science fiction or otherwise, in a Muslim-controlled country show Christians or Jews as sympathetic characters? Do Muslim countries have TV dramas?

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I would say none because it was revealed several years ago, kids in Islamic countries are taught that Christians and Jews are the bad guys of the world and that Islam is the only true religion in the entire world in propaganda kids shows and cartoons on local television.

In reality, Star Trek is better of not showing any kind of Earth religion at all, as if humanity has grown up after WW3 and casted such nonsense away, in order to better them selves instead.
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