Muslim drag queen concerned over Channel 4 doc

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'Muslim Drag Queens' on Channel 4
‘Muslim Drag Queens’ on Channel 4

Muslim drag queen, Asif Quaraishi, who features in a Channel 4 documentary next week, has voiced concerns of the reaction he may get after its broadcast.

Talking to Media Guardian, Quaraishi said, ���I do worry post the broadcast,�۝ said Quaraishi, who added that authorities and police have been notified about the broadcast next Monday. ���There are certain things that have been put in place for my safety. The death threats featured [in the doc] were last year. As and when those things happen the police are always informed and they have been ridiculously supportive.�۝

Quaraishi sparked controversy within the Asian community for wearing a burka in a strip scene in his shows. He told the publication that he was frustrated with the plight of the underground Gaysian community a voice.

‘Muslim Drag Queens’, which airs on Channel 4 on Monday night at 22:00, is part of its eclectic and award winning First Cut strand, which showcases the work of the best up-and-coming directors. Commissioning Editor David Brindley says, ���This is an incredibly important, surprising and moving film. Those who have chosen to tell their stories have done so with immense bravery and speak so eloquently about the struggles they have faced. With piercing honesty, Muslim Drag Queens gets right to the heart of a community that have up until now remained hidden from the wider British public.�۝

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