Are We About To See A Muslim Fatwa Against The BBC…?

The producers of BBC soap Eastenders are a gutsy lot. For if media reports are true, the show is set to do what the dhimmi British government won’t. Namely, treat Muslims like any other faith group – instead of  pandering to Islamic sensibilities.

How are they set to do that, you may wonder. Quite simply: by portraying a Muslim man falling for and enjoying an affair with a Gay Infidel.

The Sun reports:


Dashing developer Syed Masood shocks his conservative family, when he falls for Albert Square’s only openly Gay resident, caterer Christian Clarke. The pair will be shown embracing in scenes expected to shock and offend conservative Muslims.

Homosexuality is forbidden by Islamic law and the Quran.

Syed – played by Marc Elliott, 29 – arrived in Walford in April, with his girlfriend Amira Shah (Preeya Kalidas).

But in the storyline to air next month, it is revealed Syed has been desperately trying to repress his true sexuality.

Viewers will see him struggle to reconcile his feelings for charmer Christian (John Partridge) with his religious beliefs. He also has to deal with the horrified reaction of his family.

The BBC1 soap’s executive producer Diederick Santer said the dramatic scenes are designed to appeal to 21st century Brits.

He said: “We’ve always tried to make EastEnders reflect modern life in multicultural Britain and we’ve always told social issue stories relevant to our diverse audience.

“To all intents and purposes, Syed’s a ‘good’ Muslim man – he doesn’t drink, smoke or engage in sex before marriage.

“But he struggles with his sexuality when he finds himself drawn to Christian and he believes this goes against his faith.”

The show risks alienating many of its Muslim viewers.

Er, ‘alienating‘? Slight understatement, me thinks...

A recent Gallop survey of 500 British Muslims failed to find any who believed homosexual acts were morally acceptable.

So the BBC is going to show a Nice Muslim Boy getting it on with a Gay Brit called Christian…

Does the BBC really have the balls?

And shall we start placing bets on how long it is before British Muslims start protesting/issuing Fatwas/threatening Jihad/burning flags etc…?

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5 thoughts on “Are We About To See A Muslim Fatwa Against The BBC…?

  1. Thanks for the reply Tabatha;I believe that if the BBC do not take up this story line; then they will have to give a reason why?
    The Sun no doubt has the evidence and everyone will want to know the answer.
    The BBC were asked some months ago (by Ben Elton I believe):Why were there no Imam jokes?
    The BBC chap replied that there were no limits!
    Elton was probably testing the water.
    So an avalanche of “lampooning the religion of peace”?
    My Pavlovian reflexes have moved into overdrive!
    Get it on lads!
    And I’ll never moan about the license fee again.

  2. LOL LOL LOL LOL Hello Snackbar 🙂

    Yes, I must confess that the notion of a Muslim getting it on with a Gay infidel named Christian… I await this storyline with a small measure of glee.

    That said, I wonder if it will actually go ahead. The BBC is not known for defying Islam – check out the slightly later post about how the corporation is now set to pay the Muslim Council of Britain a whopping £30,000….!

    You might enjoy this post, over at the Sultan Knish blog:http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2009/05/preview-copy-of-obamas-cairo-apology-to.html

    And also: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-defeat-islam-laugh-at-it.html

    Many thanks for posting here 🙂

  3. I have only seen 20minutes of East Enders in my whole life.
    (got better things to do);but the thought of a queer muslim
    in a popular soap is too appealing to ignore.
    I’ve often wondered why the Muslim world’s crazy shenanigans have to date been considered “off limits”by
    the entertainment media(enough real material to create a
    complete genre).
    An Islamic analogue of the”Life of Brian”I would give a month’s wages to see.
    Hopefully this plan will precipitate a new comedy era where
    Islam becomes the butt of stage and television comedy.
    They’ve been asking for it for years.

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