“My Hometown Fanatics”: A film about Muslims and Luton

Why Evolution Is True

I became aware of this video from a tw**t by Richard Dawkins sent me by reader Merilee. Clearly Richard thought it was a very important film, so I watched it.

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At only 28, Stacey Dooley has a substantive record of investigative journalism, and in this film wanted to profile two groups that she considered “extremists”: the radical Muslims of Luton and the members of the right wing “English Defense League” (EDL) who protest Islamists’ attempt to impose their values on British society. The film is not new; it was posted on YouTube in May, 2013 and was broadcast by the BBC a year before that. It’s thus about 3½ years old, though I doubt it’s out of date.

Here are the YouTube notes.

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…

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