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…?