Channel 4’s controversial documentary ‘What British Muslims Really Think’ has prompted hundreds of complaints from Muslims in Britain. The hour-long programme presented by Trevor Phillips, the former chair of the equality and human rights commission, revealed that the prospect of integration of Muslims into British society does not look good.
The Guardian More than 100,000 Muslims in Britain support Islamic violence. The survey also found that more than half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be a crime.
Channel 4 said complaints included concerns about misleading information and that it risked increasing Islamophobia. A Guardian panel of British Muslims who watched the programme last week were highly critical of the show, branding it “boring, inaccurate and sensationalist” and said it “reinforced the us vs them narrative”.
They said the documentary’s methodology was “problematic and flawed” and it “suggested you’re either a liberal Muslim or slightly extreme”. “Following the heightened security measures in the aftermath of terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, politicians and Muslim leaders claim that the values of these extremists are shared by only a tiny minority in the UK.” (But we know that isn’t true)