Is Black Panther Islamophobic?




The author argues that the film unintentionally bolsters Islamophobia by depicting a scene where [Spoiler (click to open)]T'Challa rescues a truck of girls abducted by a Muslim man who upon being freed remove their headscarves.

He says that this portrays a negative image of Islam/Muslim men without providing a positive alternative.

He argues that for educated audiences this may not be a problem, but for average viewers it neglects that most African Muslims oppose the actions of Boko Haram and contributes to stereotypes of Muslim men being predatory.

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