Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Muslim "Bollywood" Star Complains of Discrimination In America

No doubt, this star is equally concerned about the discrimination against women and non-Muslims in Islamic countries, right?

MUMBAI (AFP) - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his next film will look at discrimination faced by Muslims after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States.

Khan, who like many prominent stars in the Indian film industry is Muslim, has faced extra scrutiny after the 2001 attacks in the United States.

"If you travel internationally with a Muslim surname, you might be considered as a terrorist," Khan told Wednesday's DNA newspaper.

"At London airport, every time I go, people recognise me but they see my second name and they give me an extra checking," said the star, who is known for his successful romantic comedies.

Khan said he had experienced greater religious discrimination abroad, though India, which is majority Hindu but home to 140 million Muslims, sees regular sectarian violence.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stop insulting islam, you infidels!