Mmm, TBH... they portray londoners as being a miserable, backstabbing down and out bunch but nobody seems interested in that unless race is involved. My personal thoughts are that it's more about how Zainab as a person is angry and twisted, not Zainab as a Muslim - though she hides behind her faith and does things that aren't really what her faith would condone, iyswim? I think she's an extreme, and they do exist... but the problem here is, do we never portray the extremes through risk of offending?
That said, if Sayid came out after all his worries and the muslim community embraced him and carried on as usual... it would be a very dull and completely redundant plotline.
So you muslims want only positive things displayed about your religion? You might want to look for your pro-islam propaganda else where.
To be honest...this is Eastenders. IF they represented any family normally then I don't think anyone would watch it.
I doubt any family on there, really represents an average family.
I don't really look at Ian Beale and think his family represents the average family.
So what do muslim parents/families do if one of their children turns out to be gay?