BBC Could Be Investigated Over Sitcom

"Citizen Khan" has been criticised over its treatment of Muslims and minorities


UK broadcaster BBC is facing an investigation after launching a controversial sitcom about a Muslim family. The show sparked outrage over its treatment of ethnic and religious issues.

Citizen Khan is a comedy show from BBC1 about the Muslim community in Birmingham and began its run on Monday August 27. Within a day the network has received almost 200 complaints saying the programme caused offence and insulted Muslims and Islam.

Media critics complained the show strengthens stereotypes about the Muslims. The Independent writer Arifa Akbar labeled it "not just outdated, but lazy and offensive."