Eastenders to get Muslim lesbian character

Priya Davdra

EastEnders is reportedly set to introduce its first Muslim lesbian character in the coming weeks, as Iqra Ahmed’s secret text messages are revealed. 

The soap opera has been hinting that Iqra (played by non-Muslim Priya Davdra) had something to hide for several weeks as she desperately tried to conceal the string of mysterious messages.

The showbusiness media is reporting that Iqra will finally come out after it is revealed she has been sending secret text messages to other girls

When another character (Adam) decides to use the texts to blackmail her, it seems Iqra will finally come clean and reveal she is gay.

The soap, which is viewed by millions per episode, courted controversy in 2010 when Muslim Syed started an affair with another homosexual and struggled to choose between him and his religion.

In an attempt to please his family, Syed went through with a sham marriage to Amira Shah, but eventually revealed the truth and was disowned from his family.

Eventually Syed managed to rebuild bridges with the Masoods and decided to make his relationship with Christian official through a civil partnership.

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Homosexual acts are strictly forbidden in Islam and are considered a major sin.

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