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BBC sitcom prompts complaints

A new BBC sitcom, Citizen Khan, the theme of which pokes fun at the Muslim community, has resulted in 185 complaints, which essentially accuse the show of succeeding to achieve its apparent aims. Some of the complaints against the six-part series, which follows a Muslim community worker in Birmingham, have claimed that it is a “tasteless depiction of Islam” and that it stereotypes Muslims.

Commenting on the response, reviewer Amjad Malik noted “It was stereo-typical because in many respects that is what comedy is about. The jokes were a little poor in parts but I sense the criticism is a little unfair.

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