This one is tackling marriage: gay marriage for non-Muslims and polygamy for Muslims. Polygamy is being brought courtesy of an Arab mother-in-law. I thought it was interesting that the Arab guy and his mother were the ones going for it while the Muslim Imam was against it. So were the Muslim women. "It's a dying tradition," Fatima and Rayan chime. So that leaves the Arabs out of the liberal loop, I guess. Come to think of it, what is the ethnicity of the Imam? I don't recall it ever being mentioned. Or does he have no such identity marker because his "Muslim" identity superseded all others. But that is not the case with money and sex obsessed Lebanese American Yaser, who doesn't even pray.
The episode did a good job showing the bonding between Muslim and Christian anti-gays. But it didn't offer a positive statment from the other Muslims regarding gay marriage. Fatima was willing to compromise her anti-gay principles for her business interest. That was the most liberal position offered. Rayan, the feminist, was silent on the issue even when Barbar called gay marriage an abomination in front of her. The Imam, when pressed, said: "this is definitely outside the Muslim definition of marriage."
So I guess they won't be bringing up Muslim gays anytime soon. Unless Rayan turns out to be a lesbian. Come to think about it, her little flirtations with the Imam are dwindling.