Very interesting how many Muslim men are absolutely losing it in response to #thetruthaboutmuslimmarriage. Gender equality is such a threat to absolute male privilege.
— Fatima Ahdash (@Fatima_Ahdash) November 21, 2017
On Tuesday night, Channel 4 aired a documentary examining the results of a ‘Groundbreaking’ survey, about Muslim marriages. The survey revealed that two-thirds of Muslim women were in marriages that were not legally recognised, as they did not have the civil ceremony alongside their Nikah. As a result, many were unaware that they therefore did not have the same rights as those in legally recognised marriages. The documentary aimed to explore whether Britain needs to update its centuries-old marriage law to reflect the multicultural Britain that it is today. The programme was presented by Dr. Myriam Francois Cerrah.
Here’s what twitter had to say about it:
What annoys me about programs like The Truth About Muslim Marriage, is that it's not true for all Muslims. All Turkish people I know who were married here only have the registry office thing and a party. Poor research @Channel4
— Hanife (@hani_m) November 21, 2017
All my Muslim friends know you need to have a registery wedding as part of your Islamic one, Im not sure if @channel4 have used a varied demographic? My Muslim friends are Pakistani, nigerian, somali, and Turkish they all know
— Roberta Akumiah (@nartekor) November 21, 2017
Just seen an advert for another Muslim specific documentary entitled “The Truth About Muslim Marriage” presented by Myriam Francois Cerrah, about how some Muslim marriages arent legally registered
How on earth is such a show supposed to help us in this climate of islamophobia??
— shariahaisha (@shariahaisha) November 17, 2017
#TheTruthAboutMuslimMarriages My take on it- This kind of doc should have been made for UK Islamic channels, educating those naive on the matter. Broadcasting on national TV only pushes the Islamophobic agenda further.
— Shahad (@shahad78six) November 22, 2017
I'm not muslim but if I were, I'd get seriously pissed off with all the "muslim this" and "muslim that" on tv all the time. #thetruthaboutmuslimmarriage
— Kikiruns (@kikidoesrun) November 21, 2017
#TheTruthAboutMuslimMarriage Misleading title. Not 'Truth about Muslim marriage'. It's an investigation into unrecognised Muslim marriages in UK.
— Stella Talih (@StellaTalih) November 21, 2017
What I don't get is: how can this woman have degrees from Oxford AND Cambridge and not realise that there's a separation between church and state?! Of course you don't become legally married just because an imam says so! How stupid are these people #TheTruthAboutMuslimMarriage
— Francesca Ahier (@FrancescaAhier) November 21, 2017
As someone who has conducted a huge amount of #Nikah ceremonies, I always make the couple aware of the civil marriage ceremony. I'll be honest… Most opt not to go for it (it's their choice) and it's not really due to lack of knowledge.#TheTruthAboutMuslimMarriage
— Shabbir Hassan (@shabbirthepoet) November 21, 2017
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