Wednesday, August 29, 2012

UK Muslims Ired That Actress Treats Koran, Well...

There's a new comedy series that has aired in England, Citizen Kane. It is created by and stars Adil Ray, a British Muslim, and its first part aired Monday at 10.35pm.


Among the comments on the BBC's message board following the broadcast was one which said: "This is terrible stereotyping, ignorant and just dreadful." Another said: "HIGHLY disappointed especially when her father walks in and she disrespectfully opens the Koran!!" 

Mr Khan - self-appointed community leader, future President of the Sparkhill Pakistani Business Association and esteemed expert on everything you never wanted to know about cricket...Like many of us, Mr Khan is struggling to make ends meet - but he's proud of his thriftiness - witness his 1979 suit and ancient yellow Mercedes. Things would be so much easier if everyone just listened to him and followed his lead, but his obsessively house-proud wife and two feisty daughters have other ideas. Citizen Khan is a warm family comedy set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. It follows the trials and tribulations of Mr Khan and his long suffering family, including his house-proud and much put-upon wife Mrs Khan, and feisty daughters Shazia and Alia. Mr Khan loves and loathes affable Mosque manager Dave in equal measure. Plus there's Amjad, Shazia's handsome but dim fiancée.

How long will it last?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw this and thought it was an attempt to make muslims look "British" - self-deprecating, full of foibles, etc. A heavy-handed attempt to counter the other, well-known stereotype of burkas and bombs. Instead it has brought a backlash from the same superficially pious and humourless muslims it was supposed to distract from.

Apart from that, it was the type of racial stereotype comedy from the 1970s that would have the left in tears of rage were it not made by their favourite pet minority group.