What British Muslims Really Think

13th April 2016

What British Muslims Really Think

Former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips presents a documentary, based on an extensive and rigorous survey by ICM, of British Muslims attitudes to living in Britain. It looks at British institutions, social issues including gender equality, homosexuality and issues relating to freedom of expression and the degree of sympathy for the use of violence and terrorist acts. Phillips argues its findings pose profound questions for our society and the implications for future relations between Britain Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

Channel 4, 10pm, 13th April 2016.

Presenter: Trevor Phillips

Assistant Producer: Tom Cunningham
Head of Production: Paula Prynn
Edit Director: Simon Berthon
Director: Paul Copeland
Producer: Jaswinder Bancil
Executive Producer: Samir Shah


The Sunday Times Twitter (10.04.16) The most comprehensive survey of British Muslims ever reveals controversial attitudes: https://twitter.com/thesundaytimes/status/719072427645472768.

thetimes.co.uk (10.04.16) What do British Muslims really think?: https://t.co/wdNp1mCFZV.

Thesundaytimes.co.uk (10.04.16) Half of Muslims say gays should be outlawed: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Society/article1686282.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_04_09.

Thesun.co.uk (10.04.16) Survey finds half of British Muslims want gay sex outlawed and one in three believe a man should have more than one wife: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7064013/Survey-finds-half-of-British-Muslims-want-gay-sex-outlawed-as-explosive-new-documentary-explores-issues.html.

Mail Online (11.04.16) This life and death struggle: In a stark analysis, former equalities chief reveals how extremist ideas have been allowed to flourish: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3533161/This-life-death-struggle-stark-analysis-former-equalities-chief-reveals-extremist-ideas-allowed-flourish.html.

Mail Online (11.04.16) The chasm in attitudes that threatens the UK: Poll finds there is a gulf between some Muslims and other Britons on issues including marriage and freedom of speech: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3533115/The-chasm-attitudes-threatens-UK-Poll-finds-gulf-Muslims-Britons-issues-including-marriage-freedom-speech.html.

Thesun.co.uk (11.04.16) Kelvin MacKenzie: What British Muslims Really Think poll is proof they ARE different from the rest of us: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/suncolumnists/kelvinmackenzie/7064711/Kelvin-MacKenzie-New-poll-is-proof-that-UK-Muslims-ARE-different-from-the-rest-of-us-Brits.html.

Telegraph.co.uk (11.04.16) Half of British Muslims want gay sex banned, says poll: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/10/half-of-british-muslims-want-gay-sex-banned-says-poll/.

Independent.co.uk (11.04.16) Majority of British Muslims do not sympathise with suicide bombers, survey shows: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vast-majority-of-british-muslims-do-not-sympathise-with-suicide-bombers-survey-shows-a6977826.html.

Express.co.uk (11.04.16) Former equal rights chief: We must CHALLENGE Muslim extremist ideas: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/659923/Trevor-Phillips-We-must-challenge-Muslim-extremist-ideas.

News.sky.com (11.04.16) Poll: Half Of Muslims Want Homosexuality Banned: http://news.sky.com/story/1676189/poll-half-of-muslims-want-homosexuality-banned.

Lbc.co.uk (11.04.16) Poll: Half Of Muslims Want Homosexuality Banned: http://www.lbc.co.uk/poll-half-of-muslims-want-homosexuality-banned-128431.

Europe.newsweek.com (11.04.16) Muslims are creating nations within nations says former head of U.K. equalities commission: http://europe.newsweek.com/muslims-are-creating-nations-within-nations-says-former-head-uk-equalities-446163?rm=eu.

Huffington Post (11.04.16) Trevor Phillips Says Muslims Have A Completeley Different Centre Of Gravity To Everyone Elses Views: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trevor-phillips-muslims_uk_570b5d63e4b0ae22c1dff5aa.


The Andrew Marr Show newspaper review (10.04.16) (Iain Dale and Polly Toynbee review The Sunday Times Magazine feature): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nyQ52EESxk.

LBC (10.04.16) Homosexuality Isnt Clean, UK Muslims Tell LBC: http://www.lbc.co.uk/homosexuality-isnt-clean-shocking-views-of-uk-muslims--128417.

Radio 4 Today (11.04.16) Trevor Phillips interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076b0ky#play.