Riz Ahmed launches new effort seeking to increase Muslims in Hollywood


(RNS) — Hollywood star Riz Ahmed has launched a new initiative meant to increase the representation of Muslims in Hollywood, both on and off the screen. While the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor is spearheading the effort, he is joined by some of Hollywood’s leading Muslim professionals. The Blueprint for Muslim Inclusion and the Pillars Artists … Read more

Riz Ahmed calls for urgent change in ‘toxic portrayals’ of Muslims on screen


Riz Ahmed has announced a new initiative to combat the “problem of Muslim misrepresentation” on screen, saying: “The Islamophobia industry is one that measures its cost in blood.” In a passionate speech addressed to the film industry, posted on social media and YouTube, the Sound of Metal star described his own difficult experiences, including aggressive … Read more