Muslims Like Us shows that radical Islam dominates – we must drink tea and unite against it
Tim Stanley, Telegraph
11 December 2016 • 6:00am
Two British Asians in Jubilee Street in Stepney Green, east London at a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee.
How do radicalisation and segregation happen? Obstinacy and persistence. That’s what we learn from Muslims Like Us, a two-part “reality documentary” and that airs this week on BBC Two. It puts ten British Muslims in a Big Brother-style house to see how they’ll get on. Nine are quite normal, only one is a fanatic.
And yet it is the fundamentalist who dominates the screen and makes his housemates change to suit him. It confirms the view that Britain does not have an Islam problem. It has a fundamentalism problem – and our innate decency, which is common to Britons of all races and religions, actually incubates it.
The background to the show is a divided country. Last week saw the publication of the Casey Review, a state-of-the-nation report on religion and race. It concludes that while Britain is more diverse and more comfortable with diversity than it’s ever been, the pace of change is dizzying…
Watch the show here on BBC (non-UK viewers can use VPN service to bypass country restrictions):