Fighting Islamophobia With Humor — PICTURES

July 17, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Dean Obeidal­lah, an at­tor­ney-turned-comedi­an, wanted to com­bat Is­lamo­pho­bia with jokes. He and a group of Muslim-Amer­ic­an comedi­ans traveled to rur­al and big cit­ies in the Deep South to show people “we are just like you.” Their ex­per­i­ences were cap­tured in the doc­u­ment­ary The Muslims Are Com­ing! (RE­LATED: Read the story.)