British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed is considered as one of the high-powered Hollywood executives and politicians who try to reduce Islamophobic sentiments in the media.
According to reports, Ahmed who was once onstage at the CAA Amplify convention in Ojai, United States said, “The efforts of character artists or storytellers might also be bold, they may also be progressive, they can also act as beacons of hope for other people, however in the face of institutional prejudice and institutionalized obstacles, systemic obstacles, our efforts can every so often nonetheless fall flat,” the famous person of The Night Of instructed the audience. Others stars in attendance covered Patriot Act creator Hasan Minhaj, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx.
Ahmed delivered that in the last fifteen years he has over and over been searched at airports around the world and swabbed for explosives.
“[Hasan Minhaj] may want to win a Peabody, I should win an Emmy, Ibtihaj Muhammad could win the Olympics, however some of these obstacles are systemic, and we can’t clearly face them alone,” he said. “We want your help. I’m basically right here to ask for your help. Because it’s surely frightening to be a Muslim right now. Super scary.”
He also talked about how Muslims are shown on TV as terrorists and a danger:
“I think lives are quite literally at stake here. The representation of Muslims on screen — that feeds the policies that get enacted, the people that get killed, the countries that get invaded.” He said. T
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17 November, 2019