Interviewer Dan Greenfield stated to George, “I was thinking about it as you were talking, that you know with the new Star Trek TV show coming, it might make a lot of sense to have a Muslim character on the bridge. Because I don’t think that’s ever happened before on Star Trek.”
And Takei, replied: “I think that would be very important because that would represent a major part of the diversity of this planet.”
Why would it be important George? No other Earth created religion was ever featured on Trek except for a very vague TOS inference to a possible son of god on one parallel Earth-like planet in which a Roman-like empire was still in existence
There were purposefully no Christians on Star Trek; no Jews, no Catholics, no Hindi and no Buddhists. So why would there need to be a Muslim? Stupid George, just plain stupid. To single out one Earth religion among the thousands that exist negates everything Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry stood for.
Listen to what Picard thought of religion and you will understand what Star Trek creator Roddenberry thought of it as well: