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Sitcom Citizen Khan prompts hundreds complaints to the BBC

The BBC has been accused of stereotyping Muslims in its new sitcom, Citizen Khan.

The broadcaster has received 185 complaints since the first episode aired on BBC One on Monday, with some claiming it was a "tasteless depiction of Islam".

Complaints have risen overnight, however, the BBC said it has evidence of a lobbying campaign.

The six-part series follows a Muslim community worker in Birmingham.

It was created by British Muslim, Adil Ray, who also stars in the show.

Other members of the cast include My Family star Kris Marshall as a mosque manager and Shobu Kapoor, who played Gita in EastEnders, as Mrs Khan.


The media watchdog, Ofcom, said it received in the region of 20 complaints about the programme.

One viewer who complained to the BBC said the show "insulted" and "ridiculed" Islam.

"We feel though as if this show has crossed the line and we


Added: Aug-29-2012 Occurred On: Aug-29-2012
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