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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been sent the following clip of a young woman returning to Luton only to be shocked at what she finds. Muslim women in full face mask Darth Vader outfits insulting her for her (perfectly modest) appearance while intimidating men try to scare her off. Even Dave posted it here.
Well the clip was actually part of the program “My Hometown Fanatics: Stacey Dooley Investigates“. This is the BBC description of the whole show:
DURATION: 1 HOUR
Stacey Dooley investigates what is going on in her hometown of Luton and finds out why it is known as the extremist capital of Britain.
Stacey has spent her whole life in Luton. Media commentators all have their theories about what is happening there, but Stacey is uniquely placed to tell the story through the generation she grew up with – the people who are now shaping one of the most controversial towns in Britain.
Stacey meets friends – some wearing veils and others who are fully fledged EDL supporters. She goes to the heart of the Muslim community, dominated by one of the country’s most extreme Muslim groups, meeting both self-proclaimed radicals and those trying to counter them.
Is it all hype? Or is ‘L-town’ such a pick-and-mix of culture that extremists are attracted here like no other town in Britain?
So here is the clip again… and now you know the context. Is it more or less scary when you know this was produced by the oh so infallible BBC?