bbc eastenders "soap" to have a mosque and terrorists added to storyline.

www.express.co.uk/news/uk/646577/Eastenders-Mosque-Religious



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

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

By www.express.co.uk/search/Jake+Burman?s=Jake+Burman&;amp;b=1
PUBLISHED: 23:48, Mon, Feb 22, 2016
UPDATED: 00:13, 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.

“The soap wants to be up to date and timely. It is a realistic storyline for an East London community.”

But an EastEnders spokeswoman said: “There are no current plans for a radicalisation storyline.”

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