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British Arab Network Chairman welcomes BBC documentary ‘Muslims like us’ in Alhurra TV interview

17 Dec 2016, by BritishArab Network - In the Media

Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, has welcomed BBC 2’s documentary ‘Muslims Like Us’ in an interview with Alhurra TV.

Dr. Moustafa said:

“I welcome the BBC’s documentary ‘Muslims Like Us’, which shows that British Muslims have a diversity of  views and lifestyles, and that most of them reject minority extremist opinions.”

Muslims Like Us    


Put ten British Muslims with contrasting world views in a house together and press ‘record.’ What emerges is a passionate debate, honest disagreements, humour and moments of insight that reveal what is like to be a Muslim in Britain today.

On the surface, Britain’s 2.7 million Muslims are united in faith. But behind closed doors, in Muslim homes across the country, there is ongoing discussion about what and who best represents Islam.

Labels like ‘Sunni’, ‘Shi’a’, ‘liberal’, ‘conservative’ and ‘moderate’ do not do it justice. Will the real British Muslim please stand up?

She or he is faced with competing and contradictory voices. Some suggest an orthodox version of the faith is entirely at home in Britain. Others demand compromises to be made by Muslims in order to integrate. In this unique and bold social experiment, a two-part BBC Two series, Muslims Like Us, witnesses these dilemmas played out for real.

In episode one, the ten British Muslims who represent the diversity of their faith move into their new home. As each meets and settles in, they begin to explore how their faith impacts their lives, from sleeping arrangements, cooking, and prayer, to dress and culture. Topical, important and, at times, charged exchanges shine a light on what it means to be a Muslim in modern Britain