First Muslim on Australia's 'Big Brother' quits show before it starts
UPI News Service, 04/27/2008
The first Muslim scheduled to take part in the Australian TV series "Big Brother" has quit the reality show before taping began, a series executive says.
"Brother" executive producer Virginia Hodgson said the unidentified Muslim contestant withdrew from the televised competition for unspecified family reasons, the Melbourne Herald Sun reported in its Sunday edition.
"There isn't (a Muslim), there was," Hodgson said. "We had chosen as one of our housemates an Afghani Muslim guy.