EastEnders to include mosque in set and air call to prayer

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EastEnders to include mosque in set and air call to prayer

Post  Mimi on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 1:49 pm



http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/646577/Eastenders-Mosque-Religious-Building-Muslim-Islam-BBC-New-Set-Call-to-prayer-Albert-Square

"Now Eastenders bosses plan to build MOSQUE as part of £15m set – and air CALL TO PRAYER

EASTENDERS bosses are reportedly planning to build a mosque as part of a set renovation.

By JAKE BURMAN
PUBLISHED: 07:48, Tue, Feb 23, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:51, Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Executives at the taxpayer-funded BBC are holding talks over the new set, which will cost a staggering £15 million.

A spot for the Islamic place of worship has been approved on a street leading to Albert Square, according to the Sun.

The religious building has reportedly been described as a “prominent place of worship” for the soap’s Muslim characters – including Masood and Tamwar Ahmed.

The move will trigger questions from some fans because there is currently no church on set, leaving born-again Christian Dot Cotton to hold religious meetings in Walford Community Centre.

An insider said: “The new set will be as authentic as East London today, so will including a mosque."

The Islamic call to prayer will be heard on the show, according to reports.

The BBC said: “The new set will better reflect the East End on screen as well as increase the potential for storylines.”

The Masoods — dad Ahmed, daughter Shabnam and son Tamwar — are the only Muslim family in the programme.

An insider also said a future-plot meeting about the notion a lead character could be radicalised by Muslim fanatics was “on the horizon”.

They added: “It’s been considered and discussed."

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Post  Andrew on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 4:07 pm

15 million for a new Eastenders set...... What a ridiculous waste of money!!

Be a lot cheaper and better to give everyone involved in that awful soap a severance package, demolish the existing set and send the programme to 'soap heaven'.

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Post  Freedom on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 4:24 pm

I have to admit that I was an avid viewer for about 15 years but then one day I was watching it and it was so boring that I switched off halfway through. I have never seen it since and, from what I've heard of some of the story lines, I've had a lucky escape!

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 4:37 pm

Used to watch it, in fact all the soaps, had to even tape them when we went away, how sad is that.  Haven't watched them for 6 years now, don't miss them at all.  Agree, what a ridiculous amount of money to spend.......   our license fee money! 

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Post  Mimi on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 5:23 pm

I just feel I`m being indocrinated that we must accept mosques and calling to prayer as part of our every day british life.

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Post  kylie on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:04 am

There is only 2 masoods left in Eastenders and they are going to build a mosque for 2 characters,so councils in the soaps waste money as well.
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Post  Guinea Pig on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:12 am

Will there be a church built especially for Dot Cotton?

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Post  Inca on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:16 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:Will there be a church built especially for Dot Cotton?

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