My Home Town Fanatics (Stacey Dooley Investigates)

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<p>A childish, bordering on the infantile, documentary which purports to cover the subject of extremism in Britain in general, and Luton in Bedfordshire in particular; a hotbed of Islamic radicalism.<br /><br />BBC3's Stacey Dooley, a young girl clearly not recruited into documentary making because of her brains, fails to draw any evidence-based conclusions in her examination of both Islamism, and the English Defence League (EDL); which originated in her home town.<br /><br />Some of the more laughable scenes include Stacey putting on a burka to "understand" how Muslim women feel (while ignoring the issues of choice, force and consent); trying for the entire program to get an interview with the leader of the EDL Tommy Robinson and then having succeeded in doing so spending all her time telling <em>him</em> about a subject she knows nothing about (rather than asking him any questions and listening to his answers); Muslims who know little about their own faith being cited as authorities; and a conclusion which suggests that ignorance causes extreme feelings...</p><p>Sure Stacey, because people only hate Nazism until they find out more about it.<br /><br />However, no matter how hard the program makers might have tried, in typical BBC fashion, to obscure the truth: much of the footage speaks volumes about the reality of life in Luton.</p><p><em><strong>Video edited under premise of fair use, content remains copyright of Watershed Television Ltd.</strong></em></p>

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