Taking The Myth – December 2016 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about the Amazon ‘Allah doormat’ controversy, Cryogenics, ‘Muslims like Us’ TV show, Berlin and Ankara terrorism, the case of ex-Marine Alexander Blackman and much, much more!

Recorded on Tues 21st December 2016.

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  • Muslims Like Us:
    (not sure of names from memory)
    My favourites: Mahreen, Nalia and Khola. No real surprise.

    Bara, the Syrian student, just seemed to want to please (and hug) everyone. So he hugs an EDL supporter, as well as Abdul Haq (The ISIS supporter), as well as staying all the way with him on his dawah mission, as well as getting involved in the kareoke. I’d say he’s a bit confused.

    Saba turned out to be a bit of a “spiritual” hippy convert, but at least recognised the dangers of delving into hadiths etc.

    Hamaira was an enigma with her “I consider music to be haram, but I’ll do the kareoke to show my human side” – eh?
    Her “British values are colonialism, imperialism, genocide and theft” didn’t go down well with me at all.

    Nabil, the stand-up comedian. He also cuddled up to Haq, initially I thought because he felt sorry for him. He did at least duck out of Haq’s dawah mission halfway through because “I don’t like the ideology”. I’m not sure why he didn’t spot that before going along, like the rest who refused. He was wearing a CAGE T-Shirt at one point.

    Abdul Haq was an obvious “straight to the rules and regulations” convert and seemed confused when others simply didn’t. On the Nice attack, “I feel sorry for the Muslims (victims)”, was a real marker versus his “Have a nice day anyway” to those who ignored his dawah mission leaflets in town. He believes he’s lovely and pious, when in fact he’s full of hate – the original dangerous fanatical puritan.

    The other two, a bit nondescript, apart from one being gay which was obvious conflict for a few.

    Overall, I’m not sure what the point was. And I still can’t think why the MCB and “senior imams” were used as consultants. What could they possibly add, or perhaps take away?

  • um.. how are the Christmas Sprouts prepared?

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