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The creator of a YouTube series, Diary of a Badman, Arshad aims to use comedy to spread a positive message about being a Muslim.
“I think a lot of Muslims and Islam in general are not portrayed in a positive light in the media, and it’s a shame,” said Arshad in an interview with WIRED.co.uk. “I wanted to do this project as a Muslim, to represent Muslims and get some positive PR.”
Badman is a fictional character based on a young, stereotypical British Asian boy who thinks he’s a gangsta, and in his sketches, Arshad touches on themes such as arranged marriages, racism and family relations.