There is a lot of criticism out there for the Channel 4 Documentary called “My Week As a Muslim” that was aired tonight.
A lot of it is based on the fact that a non Muslim was taken and “black-faced” to fit as a Muslim/Pakistani stereotype instead of actually talking to actual Muslims.
There are a lot of comments on it on Twitter, a lot of ridicule.
However I think that is part of what makes it a success.
A lot of the comments are accurate. It shouldn't take a white woman to disguise herself as a Pakistani Muslim woman to see the abuse and hate that Muslims can experience.
But it has taken that.
Hate crime is not a new thing. Racist attacks are not a new thing. Even murder of Muslims due to their beliefs is not a new thing.