Thursday, 12 May 2016
When Nadiya Hussain won the Great British Bake Off last year, people went a bit crazy. We live in a time when many (stupid) people associate Islam with terrorists who burn people in cages and blow people up with homemade bombs… and here was a lovely, charming lady in a hijab baking cakes in a big tent. She seemed nice and loved her family and everything. Imagine! And she won! Well done Britain. What a bloody lovely, inclusive country we are, etc. She even baked the bloody Queen a cake for her birthday. Well, for one of her birthdays, anyway.
Lovely Nadiya, living embodiment of how wonderful Britain is, has been given her own TV show. It’s called - working title at least - “The Chronicles of Nadiya”.
Do you see what they did there?
Well, perhaps it’s just me, or is it a tiny little bit odd to name a show presented a Muslim after a series of books that are well-known Christian allegories? Aslan is JESUS, you see….
Am I overthinking this and just spoiling some REALLY CLEVER WORDPLAY, yeah?
Maybe she just presents the whole thing from inside a wardrobe surrounded by fur coats.
I’d watch that.
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When you consider that in Islam, Jesus is considered to be the penultimate prophet and messenger of God - Mohammed being the ultimate and all - it's really not that strange.ReplyDelete