UK comedy show is an ‘act of terrorism’ against Muslims
A petition calling for the banning of a BBC2 comedy sketch – The Real Housewives of ISIS – has branded it ‘an act of terrorism against Muslim women’.
The creator of the petition, Emma Bird, stupidly gives the impression that the sketch was to herald the start of a new comedy series about Muslim women.
Nonetheless, over 38,000 people have signed the petition which says:
IT SHOWS WOMEN IN FULL ISLAMIC WEAR AND This is a mockery of the muslim woman and insults those whom are held the highest in Islam. Does much need to be said of u have seen the clip[sic].
The sketch poked fun at the violent extremists of ISIS and showed the the characters taking selfies, tweeting out phrases, and asking each other if they look attractive in suicide vests. One character in a niqab says there is a beheading coming up in three days and she has “no idea what I’m gonna wear”, while another says:
Ali bought me a new chain, which is eight-foot long, so I can almost get outside, which is great.
She is shown chained to a stove.
It appeared once on the January 3 episode, and BBC sources say the idea was a one-off and the show never planned to develop it any further.