A petition calling for the banning of a BBC2 comedy sketch – The Real Housewives of ISIS – has branded it ‘an act of terrorism against Muslim women’.
The creator of the petition, Emma Bird, stupidly gives the impression that the sketch was to herald the start of a new comedy series about Muslim women.
Wrong! According to this report, it was just a one-off skit – part of a new comedy series called Revolting.
Nonetheless, over 38,000 people have signed the petition which says:
IT SHOWS WOMEN IN FULL ISLAMIC WEAR AND This is a mockery of the muslim woman and insults those whom are held the highest in Islam. Does much need to be said of u have seen the clip[sic].
Ali bought me a new chain, which is eight-foot long, so I can almost get outside, which is great.
She is shown chained to a stove.
It appeared once on the January 3 episode, and BBC sources say the idea was a one-off and the show never planned to develop it any further.