Actor Riz Ahmed arrives at the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Feb. 26, 2017. (Reuters)
The Guardian: Riz Ahmed warns lack of diversity on TV will drive young to Isis
Actor says viewers from minority backgrounds are switching off and turning to terrorism propaganda films which make recruits look like James Bond
Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed has warned that the enduring failure to champion diversity on TV is alienating young people, driving them towards extremism and into the arms of Isis.
Ahmed, known for his roles in Four Lions and the the Star Wars prequel Rogue One, said the lack of diverse voices and stories onscreen led people from minority backgrounds to “switch off and retreat to fringe narratives, to bubbles online and sometimes even off to Syria”.
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Update: Star Wars Actor: Put Muslims on TV or They Will Join ISIS (Washington Free Beacon)
WNU Editor: I think there are bigger reasons on why many young men decide to run-off and join the Islamic State .... and what is on TV (or not on TV) is probably on the bottom of their priority list.