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Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read | World news | The Guardian

The Long Read: As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport

Source: Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read | World news | The Guardian

4 comments on “Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read | World news | The Guardian

  1. summertime75
    09/18/2016

    Sadly the “Asian look” will be soon be replaced by over zealous airport staff and government officials who will insist that ones religion is a compulsory declaration before flying either on internal flights of aboard especially as there more “English” people convert to Islam and therefore by perverted officialdom a potential radical Muslim. It’s interesting that when I converted twenty years ago I was view with suspicion by some of the Muslim community and now converts are view with the same suspicion by the community in general. A very sad reflection on societies need to stereotype individuals although not really unexpected as we seem to be moving towards the political right.

  2. First Night Design
    09/18/2016

    Sad is the word. I dread the future.

  3. summertime75
    09/18/2016

    So do I, one would hope that with greater education and communication we would be happier nod less judgemental but it seems the reverse

  4. First Night Design
    09/18/2016

    It’s the greater education that’s lacking.

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