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Citizen Khan provokes 200 complaints as BBC accused of insulting Muslims
Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2012 | Paul Revoir

Posted on 08/29/2012 10:36:54 PM PDT by Cronos

in the region of 200 complaints were made to the BBC yesterday after it broadcast the first episode of Citizen Khan.

It was claimed that the programme ‘takes the mickey out of Islam’,...

Controversial: The first episode of BBC comedy series Citizen Khan attracted in the region of 200 complaints
Provocative: The programme's British Muslim creator Adil Ray (second from left) stands with co-stars Bavna Limbachia (left), Maya Sondhi (second from right) and Shobu Kapoor (right)

..One scene that particularly provoked anger was where a heavily-made up girl, Mr Khan’s daughter, rushed to put on a hijab and pretended to be reading the Koran when her father entered...

..Critics have complained that it repeats many stereotypes about British Muslims, with the first episode all about the troubled wedding plans of one of Mr Khan’s daughters, Shazia.

In a recent interview with BBC Breakfast, Mr Ray said the show was allowing the Muslim community to laugh at itself. He said: 'I think it is a great opportunity, with Mr Khan as a Pakistani Muslim and the character, to take that kind of really rich content and laugh at ourselves and I am a firm believer in that.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: islam; moslem; muslim
For those who haven't seen it -- watch the program "Goodness Gracious me" -- it's funny, especially the Going for an english episode which is mocking the English habit of getting drunk on a Friday and then "going for an India" meaning going for an Indian hot curry :)

It talks about "get me the blandest thing on the menu"

1 posted on 08/29/2012 10:37:03 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: All
And a link to the first episode
2 posted on 08/29/2012 10:55:35 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos
Kowtowing to Islam is a death sentence. They'll play along
until the marching orders come, then it's game over.

So-called Moderate Islam does not exist.

3 posted on 08/29/2012 11:00:20 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Cronos

For later


4 posted on 08/29/2012 11:11:00 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: El Cid

Self ping


5 posted on 08/29/2012 11:24:00 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Cronos
It talks about "get me the blandest thing on the menu"
LOL
I’ll raise you….Chicken tikka masala: what’s your favourite? :)
With pilau rice and poppadoms of course.
6 posted on 08/29/2012 11:24:26 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07

did you know that Chicken tikka masala is actually an English invention? :)


7 posted on 08/29/2012 11:40:47 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos
Yep, my Indian friend at work told me that, I was distraught.
Nepalese is my favourite, but as we are talking about ‘Indian’, I’ll stick with the tikka masala.
As your here...thats two Cobras as well then! :)
8 posted on 08/29/2012 11:48:20 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Cronos

The daughter is not guilty.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 1:15:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: moose07

Wow, someone else who likes poppadums. Yum.

Say, isn’t that really Robin Williams?
looks like him.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cronos
One scene that particularly provoked anger was where a heavily-made up girl, Mr Khan’s daughter, rushed to put on a hijab and pretended to be reading the Koran when her father entered...

In the real world, the father would wind up beheading the daughter in an honor killing.

11 posted on 08/30/2012 1:26:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: tet68
Wow, someone else who likes poppadums. Yum.

A curry without poppadums is just a night out with food.

LOL , you lost me for a moment there, the likeness is uncanny now you’ve pointed it out!

12 posted on 08/30/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Cronos

Has there ever been a moment in the history of moozlums when they haven’t been “insulted” by one thing or another?????


13 posted on 08/30/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cronos

I was offended.

But because it was crap. As you say, Goodness Gracious Me WAS funny, and poked fun at both Indian and British culture and people.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I saw the first episode on youtube. It was reasonably funny — not GGM level, but funny nonetheless..at least that’s my opinion :) what are the good shows in the UK now?


15 posted on 08/31/2012 12:53:37 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Depends on the genre. Comedy, drama, docs etc....

Give me the genre, and I will try and recommend some programmes.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Cronos

I was harsh, poor imo, average in bits.

There was a recent PC comedy with a disabled kid and an interracial (white-indian) family that made this show look like Bilko, The Simpsons and Frasier rolled into one.

Ironically, in British comedy for the last 10-12 years, there has been an ironic, post-PC movement (Ali G, Ricky Gervais, Little Britain). Dull PC comedies stand out and die quickly.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I’d say comedies. “my family” irritates me, but the last Brit comedy that I saw that was good was coupling. Miranda is ok (seen a few episodes on HBO). But none seem to be in the Yes Minister level or even Coupling (first 3 seasons) level.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: the scotsman

I grew up with British comedies, Python (of course), Doctor In the House, Dave Allen at Large, Are You Being Served?, Fawlty Towers, Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies, and of course, Benny Hill.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 10:05:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cronos

“...in the region of 200 complaints were made to the BBC yesterday after it broadcast the first episode of Citizen Khan.”

So.....how many didn’t complain?


20 posted on 09/02/2012 10:10:47 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Cronos

Nothing spectacular

My Family is written in the US mass-writer style, and tries to ape US styles and its awful, a complete waste of the talents of Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker. Most British comedies have been written by a duo or even a single writer.

Looking at BBC America, I’d highly recommend Luther (great show), the new series of Dr Who, Law and Order UK, Graham Norton, Torchwood and Planet Earth.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 4:27:40 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Cronos

Most of what is part of BBC America’s ‘Dramaville’ section is good or very good as well. ‘Whitechapel’, ‘Inside Man’ etc.


22 posted on 09/03/2012 4:29:11 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: dfwgator

Most Americans think AYBS and Benny Hill are the epitome of British comedy.

As admired and liked as they are, in fact in the UK, they are way down the list of what most British people consider the greatest comedy show or sitcom or comedian.

THE comedy kings in the UK were and remain Morecambe and Wise. Eric Morecambe is still nearly 30 years after his death THE most loved comedian we have ever produced.

Others not known to Americans include Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper. And The Two Ronnies (Barker and Corbett).

The ‘Carry On’ films and its stars like Sid James and Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey are also the biggest comedy icons in Britain. The Carry Ons are loved by most British people.

Dave Allen and Python/Fawlty/Cleese are of course still massively popular.

Sitcoms?. Porridge, Hancock, Blackadder, Dads Army, Reggie Perrin, Only Fools and Horses, those and a few others are the gems of Britcoms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain%27s_Best_Sitcom


23 posted on 09/03/2012 4:37:14 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Nah, scottie — i’m in Poland now (been here for the past 2years) so only get BBC entertainment and can buy dvds


24 posted on 09/03/2012 4:40:24 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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