This is the moment a BBC reporter was conducting an interview with a Muslim about the rise in Islamophobia when, almost on cue, a passerby spouted out some Islamophobia.
Journalist, Catrin Nye, was filming a documentary about the rise of Islamophobia and interviewing a Muslim student and writer about the matter – but out of nowhere a middle aged man, called Paul, reportedly shouts ‘There’s no Sharia Law here’.
Things quickly get heated with the young woman telling Paul that if he has something to say he should just say it, but clearly realising that he has colossally fucked up, Paul backtracks and claims ‘but I wasn’t talking to you’…
A man interrupts an interview I'm doing about Islamophobia…with Islamophobia. My new story on rising Twitter abusehttps://t.co/ppDq8dUn9t
— Catrin Nye (@CatrinNye) August 18, 2016
Paul then adds:
We’re losing our right to freedom of expression. We are. We’re being told to be politically correct when we don’t want to be politically correct.
The clip, which certainly sums up a lot about conflicting opinions in modern day Britain as well as the lack of knowledge a lot of people have about Islam, was posted to Twitter and subsequently went viral.
Shockingly, the video comes to an end as a man shows Catrin just how many anti-Islamic tweets were being posted every second following the Nice attacks.
Apparently, for every day in July, 7,000 Islamophobic tweets were sent in English.
Hopefully, someday we’ll all learn to get along…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.