Young, British and Muslim


Western values versus tradition for Muslim children in Britain

SKU: 3075
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Year Produced: 1989
Running time: 25 minutes
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Muslims make up the largest religious and cultural minority in Britain. Workers started coming to Britain in the ‘60s, and soon communities were established. We meet the children of the first generation of Asian Muslim immigrants, including the pupils of the Leicester Muslim Girls’ High School, and find out how far they have accepted western values, and examine the deep-rooted strength of their faith and their acceptance of the moral and cultural values embodied in it. Even as far back as 1989 resentment is clearly beginning to build up as the children see what they perceive as slights to their religion and blasphemy against its founder Mohammed such as the book by Salman Rushdie and other attacks. Slights such as these may have helped in the development of today’s terrorists.

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