The Guardian have a scoop that EastEnders will feature a storyline about a Muslim embarking on a Gay affair.
I'm all for challenging taboos etc however, what strikes me about this story is do the BBC think this a true reflection of the wider Muslim community in East London. I don't.
Delicate & sensitive issues aside what about Islamaphobia, the stigma Muslim women face in society wearing the Hijab and the levels of racism that all Muslim's are suffering. Is this not worthy of coverage by the main soap in the country? I do hope the storyline also covers these areas.....
Moreover, haven't we moved on from the days when white people "blacked up" on the Black & White Minstrel show. Why does a non Muslim have to play a Muslim? Are there no suitable Muslim actors?
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