New show Young, British and Muslim aired last Wednesday, on ITV, detailing the experiences of what it means to be a young Muslim in Britain, hosted by Rageh Omar. He introduced Mohammed Yahya, rapper and founder of first interfaith hip-hop UK collective. Mariah Idrissi, the first hijab-wearing model for a high street brand. And Tez Ilyas a Blackburn born comedian currently touring the country with his show Teztify.
“An estimated 4 million British Muslims in the UK, 6% of the population, double what it was 20 years ago, Islam the second largest religion nationally, being here for centuries. The British Muslim population is a very young one. Almost 50% under the age of 25.” Rageh Omar
— Mariah Idrissi ???????? (@MariahIdrissi) April 25, 2018
Nice to see @itvnews embracing the digital format – 1st episode of @ragehomaar's new online series is a great watch! Really interesting guests, a rapper, model and comedian, telling their stories of breaking the mould … #YBMITV https://t.co/Kjz8rtvuS5
— Victoria Steveley (@vsteveley_utv) April 25, 2018
It's here! ????
It's important to see young #Muslim voices have space in mainstream media – and it's easily accessible digitally. It's presented by @ragehomaar and you can watch this week's episode in the YouTube link below. #YBMITV https://t.co/RQvZTYk3CU
— Hanan Bihi | حنان بيحي (@hananbihi) April 25, 2018
"I was shocked": Model @MariahIdrissi tells us about being dropped from a retail campaign because she wears a hijab.
— ITV News (@itvnews) April 26, 2018
— Stephen Hull (@stephenbhull) April 26, 2018
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