Tuesday, 13 December 2016


BBC, Muslims Like Us, 12-13 Dec 2016

The first episode aired last night. An interesting programme, dominated (inevitably?) by Abdul Haq and his leaflets. Go beneath the surface, and some important issues and dialogues emerge - even within the 'reality' format.  Here are some comments and opinions (not necessarily my own); I've also been tweeting on this.

Mail Online, ISIS supporter on BBC show 'has important voice' insists TV boss: Production chief defends decision to include him despite his 'incredibly offensive' comments

Evening Standard, Muslims Like Us viewers slam ‘prejudiced’ Abdul Haqq and praise Mehreen in BBC2 reality show, 13 Dec 2016 

Telegraph, Muslims Like Us is a wake-up call for Islamophobes everywhere

Metro, Viewers praise ‘genuinely excellent’ BBC Two documentary Muslims Like Us

Episode 2 airs tonight (13th December 2016) - and is available on iPlayer.