Islam Unveiled (Religion Documentary) – Real Stories


In his will, Muhammad Atta said he wanted “no women at his funeral. No women at his grave.” “Only,” he said. “Good Muslims.” To the suicide pilot of September 11th, that meant men. Atta was a man, who like the Taliban, used Islam to justify his fear and hatred for women. It’s men like these who has convinced many in the West Islam itself is a religion which hates and oppresses women. But I want to challenge that view. I am going to travel across the Islamic world to ask whether a devout Muslim woman can find freedom and equality. I was born and brought up in Britain as a Muslim and I’ve watched the rise of fundamentalist Islam, the bewilderment. As a journalist, I’ve reported on its growth. As a feminist, I question whether it was still a faith I could call my own. I want to know if the true teachings of Islam have been distorted. If men are really allowed to beat their wives. If Islam really promotes the stoning to death of women. At the heart of my investigation is the veil. To some it’s the uniform of oppression. I want to find out why for many millions of women it’s become a powerful symbol of political liberation. The greatest appeal of Islam in submission to Allah is that it’s totally without gender. Allah is not a Father like the Christian God. Both women and men pray exactly the same way. There’s no hierarchy of bishops and priests. In fact, the first convert to Islam was a woman, Muhammad’s first wife (Khadija). But the moment you step outside the home into the public space of the street in the mosque, women are almost invisible. I was about 9 when I first went into a mosque. It was just like this the first time I was being crowded up here. All the women up here. And you realise there’s this huge down there, and only the men are allowed. I’ve never ever been on the main floor of the mosque before. I was up there. Always trying to get a proper picture of what it would’ve looked like, and this is… This is – it feels like what it was meant to be. I did really talked to my dad about it afterwards saying it was – you know, it was quite a horrible experience for a women’s gathering. Not what I expected at all. Even then, at 9 years old, it just didn’t seem fair. But at least my generation didn’t need to wear the veil. It seemed archaic. Now, girls much younger than me, are taking it by choice. Why is it so important to them now? 25 years ago I started learning to read the Quran. Going to the mosque. It never occurred to me that you’d be in a situation where second and third generation immigrants like myself would be choosing to wear a stricter form of the veil than their parents. My generation was told it wasn’t in the Quran but many now feel they have to wear it. The first Friday of Ramadan. Whitechapel Market in London’s East End, and the heart of a large Muslim community. Here, it struck me practically that I was the only one not wearing a veil. “Do you ever feel that because you won’t dress the way you do that you get given any grieve on the street?” This day so badly. It’s horrible. What kind of people stare at you? Non-Muslims really. Exactly. They’d look at us really. Men look at us. How does your Mum feel about the niqab then? Proud. This is a good thing to wear it. Wa alaikum salam (And peace be with you). Insha allah (God willing), I want to watch you on TV. I find it all very strange. They are just school girls, but one of them said she feels naked without her hijab. Feminists of my generation have always fought for the right to dress as they please, but it’s a shock that these girls should choose to look like this. I want to find out why young women who were born and brought up in this country are interpreting their religion in this way. Shaista, Sidra, Salwa and Umama are all students are university in Birmingham. Some of you are perhaps even wearing it in such a long time. Do you find that it draws more attention to you initially? What you see is like that you’ve judged at. They don’t see, you know – they don’t judge you for your mind. You know, how intellectual you, maybe your personality. The hijab itself is a covering. It comes from the word “To cover”. That’s the beauty of it, but it doesn’t cover your mind. It allows the mind to work on its own terms. So you’re more than an image. When I was growing up, I knew


100 Responses

  1. Peaky_Blinder

    August 16, 2019 6:20 am

    Clueless brainwashed idiots.
    These poor souls raped by there parents married to there brothers it's so sad for these poor kids

  2. Arastushukooh

    August 16, 2019 2:33 pm

    Refugee crisis was caused by a careless West that allowed anarchy and fear to take root in the Middle East
    The war in Syria and Iraq has gone on as long as the First World War
    Patrick [email protected]
    Saturday 19 September 2015 20:00 BST

  3. Arastushukooh

    August 16, 2019 2:33 pm

    This is where it all began:

  4. Arastushukooh

    August 16, 2019 2:33 pm

    Saudi Arabia and the west: how a cosy relationship turned toxic

    It's time for America to dump Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism: The truth behind the toxic U.S. relationship with the theocratic monarchy

    Saudi Arabia and its toxic relationship with America

  5. Arastushukooh

    August 16, 2019 2:35 pm

    The Quran does NOT command any dress code a such! IT DOES NOT EXIST IN THAT BOOK! IT IS ALL SAUDI INSPIRED WAHABI/ SALAFI ISLAM AND NOT IRANIAN. SAUDI ARABIA WAS THE FIRST SO-CALLED FUNDAMENTALIST STATE, PROMOTING A DRACONIAN WAHABI IDEOLOGY. The Iranian example has much to do with anti-British anti-US. Just remember the 1953 COUP by the UK and the US to get rid of Mosaddiq, an elected leader, to reimpose the Shah, just as this ruler is the one that the majority – all under privileged – never wanted.

  6. Arastushukooh

    August 17, 2019 9:42 am

    "If western culture is so disgusting then why live here?" There are many secularist – anarchists, communists, fascist turd-heads like many on this page – who have similar thoughts, so why do they stay in the West, you moron! They are all born, you idiot!

  7. leslie choudhury

    August 17, 2019 8:40 pm

    "No Taliban in Iran"….just beautiful….maybe someday very soon.
    "Progressive Islam"….what an oxymoron.

  8. Arcturusgold

    August 19, 2019 9:25 pm

    Comments @ about 16 minutes 30 sec,….re "Say to the believing men they should lower their gaze (at women)….." well, did Muhammad when he saw Aisha? Didn't he take a 'peek' at her in an fobidden manner? -)

  9. Mister Logik

    August 20, 2019 6:27 am

    Lets go o the very beginning where Mo goes to the cave to meditate or for whatever reason. A few days later he comes back home to tell his wife of his experience WITH THE "DEVIL". After some persuasion his wife then gets him to accept that he spoke to an "Angel" and that he is a prophet of "GOD"

    Here comes the strange and contradictory part, He accepts his wife's analysis and decision who was not even a witness to the event and one of his earliest "revelations" was that a woman's testimony does not carry any weight especially that she was not even a witness.

    And then he goes on to build a whole new religion built on LIES ANS DECEIT

  10. Spiritual Scientist

    August 21, 2019 12:44 am

    The real question is if the Unbelievers can ever stop being racist? And then can racism contagion exist without mutually assured nuclear self destruction. The answer is NO to both, and since the real Muslims are the only people who don't know racism (and don't own nukes), they (the real Muslims) ARE the future, if not for a million other reasons. Everyone who does not believe in Allah is racist, wether they admit it or not and that is why nuclear civil wars based on race is inevitable with the unbelievers. Some may not believe that , but you have 2000 years of racist proof that you can try your best to deny. Allah describes the unbelievers as having a disease in their hearts, and diseases spread until everyones dead.

    Truth is , without Islam America would be communist( An Atheist Creation). When you read "We hold these truths self evident" , know that what they really meant, "We reject the prophet Muhammad who proved these truths and established them on the earth, and we pretend to have invented it because people are idiots and they will never figure it out, and they all either believe what we tell them or whatever pleases them."

  11. Spiritual Scientist

    August 21, 2019 1:07 am

    What is western values? 64 genders? The west has no clear values. The illuminati (pedofiles like Jeffrey Epstein and others) run the west and their values are secret, but we know one; "we are better than everyone". Zionists run the west and they are from the middleeast, and their only value is "we are the chosen ones so therefore, better than everyone". The west has nothing to be uniquely proud of except what the inherited from Islam, so name one western value you are proud of , and I will give you the evidence of how the Prophet Muhammad established it on the Earth. Without what Muhammad brought , western nations would be lost communist zombies.

  12. Aminata Fatim KONÉ

    August 21, 2019 5:25 am

    OMG! Reference to minutes 17:27 the information given is completely false! Women at the time of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were already covered as soon as the verses relative to it came so please don't talk about imitation after three generations. Thanks

  13. christopher st.marin

    August 21, 2019 9:25 am

    Anyway you look at it, Islam is a disaster! So strict so ancient it has very little to do with modern times. As for the young girls, they are normal rebellious teenagers nothing new there. Usually the unpopular ones in my country they dye their hair blue

  14. Ideology

    August 21, 2019 3:23 pm

    Muslims are "explaining" the beauty of the roundness of the square. Muslims "convince"? the world about the "kindness"? of Islam only by force.

  15. MorningGloryy

    August 21, 2019 4:40 pm

    Why are they so bitter and salty against western culture tho?? like uk honey I feel bad for you ;-;

  16. Kueen Latifa

    August 21, 2019 8:37 pm

    Mohamed never marrird 5 mohamed .married many more than 5 o that was a lir.he marrid over 16 also he had many milkyamin women.

  17. Briar Rose

    August 22, 2019 5:07 am

    I'm not Muslim. But I can understand why some Muslim women choose to wear the hijab and also why other Muslim women choose not to. The key word here is CHOOSE. Extremism in all religions denies choice. To me that is a violation because God gave us free will. Religion is supposed to give us guidance how to exercise our free will so as to obey God's will. Extremist Muslim men are reinterpreting religious doctrine. Extremist Jews and Christians do this too. It's wrong.

  18. MR Hych

    August 22, 2019 8:00 pm

    Hooooollllld up this video just bashing Muslims and all of you saying Islam forces women to do this that I challenge to find anywhere in the quran or sahih hadiths with the English and Arabic and the verse.that states any horrible things like you should rape and kill

  19. ElectronicPleasure

    August 23, 2019 9:22 am

    05:40 hypocrite. While she sits in a western cafe eating western food dressed on western clothes talking a western language. If you don't like the culture then apply for saudi arabian citizenship.
    I#m willing to change my views and accept different cultures to a degree but not ones that speak hate for the west while living in the west.

  20. ElectronicPleasure

    August 23, 2019 10:22 am

    41:11 I've never raped a woman and i've slept next to naked woman who have been so pissed they wouldn't be able to stop it. Why? Cause i have self control. I wont lie the thought has cross my mind as i'm sure it has for MANY people but thought of putting in years of thearpy and suicidal thoughts and what ever comes of my actions stops me. I don't want to do that to another human.
    Considering the rape figures in india, Pakistan and even Malaysa veils and what not don't really help. Respect is what's important. Not hiding your woman!

  21. Dhriti Ulpe

    August 23, 2019 7:01 pm

    These ladies should know that one of the key thing in western culture is FREEDOM OF SPEECH which they have. They wouldn't even dare to speak in those barbaric countries with sharia law. Lord knows what kind of punishment would they receive for that.😂 Just love and respect other cultures dude. It isn't that hard. I'm not an islamophobic but yes there are some parts of islam that I disagree with. Peace.

  22. Maureen Onumonu

    August 24, 2019 12:33 am

    That is why a paedophile prophet slept with a 9 yr old girl. Why don't they all relocate to Islamic jihadist terrorist countries and continue wearing their arm robbers uniform

  23. wilfyboy45

    August 25, 2019 2:12 pm

    This journalist seems to be misquoting the Qur'an to make it seem less bad. The Qur'an does not say " beat them lightly"…it just says "beat them", when talking of how to treat your wife.

  24. Stephen Slattery

    August 26, 2019 12:31 am

    The reason that they go to another country is to out breed the country they are in and become a majority and then the ideology of peace becomes militant Islam and kills steals harass the infidels into submission which is what they have been doing for hundreds of yrs

  25. Stephen Slattery

    August 26, 2019 12:35 am

    Ideology of lies hate intolerance murder rape paedophilia. .and this is called a religion lol fools..

  26. Kelvin B

    August 26, 2019 4:04 am

    It blows me up when I hear people say that a fundamentalist Islam has arisen recently. Islam is no different today than it was at the start, actually it was a lot more violent and barbaric back then. Preaching PURE hatred towards Jews (fact) and [trying to] look down on christianity. Honestly, call it what it is man I'm getting tired now.

  27. Zara D

    August 26, 2019 10:42 am

    Idiot Iranians, they embrace the criminal ideology of their conquerors and hate westerners for being imperialists.

    My ancestors, Zoroastrians who thankfully refused to convert, went through continuous suffering LONG BEFORE 1979 for not declaring their allegiance to the mafia cult. Now finally Muslims are getting the real taste of Islam. Unfortunately it's the women who suffer most. And the criminals who thrive.

    This ideology needs to die a humiliating death, and the day that happens cannot come soon enough.

  28. sanjeev gupta

    August 27, 2019 2:23 am

    Muslims move to western countries for better life after getting that they criticizes western culture. One day these fuckers will make west 💩💩💩 place.

  29. Carolynska S

    August 27, 2019 3:32 am

    How does this child feel about wearing the veil? This beautiful child feels great…look at all these beaming faces of the women she loves the most….She feels like a little adorned movie star…..

    But when the reality sets in…..its a trap without any door.

    Why is age nine the age that the little girls become women…we know that from the Koran . Muhammad started sexually grooming a girl of nine. Now putting the veil on ones' little girls is a signal she was up for grabs to mostly the old coots.

    When a little girl puts on that veil she was ready for marriage. The first thing the
    Ayatollah Khomeini did when he came into power was marry a fourteen year old little girl when he was in his seventies.
    Tonguing and thighing this child was probably all he could do. Ugh…… the poor kid. In bed with grandpa the sick old pervert. Yet, everyone is telling you how lucky you are.

    Did all the women in Iran who knew the Ayatollah married this child make her feel like the luckiest little girl in the whole world wanted by such an important holy man?

    Even though Aisha's hair fell out she still had to go with Muhammad.
    Why? Not because her mother and father didn't love her…in fact they told her she was the luckiest little girl in the universe…imagine that the Great Mo wanted her……of course he wanted the eight others that would come after her until he reached eleven and all those hundreds of concubines but that is another story.

    I believe the Islamic women are not as oppressed as they pretend to be…..they give up their daughters willingly……Muslim mothers putting a veil on nine year old daughters is not like Catholic confirmation…..this not allegiance to Allah……a one day ceremony where the girl promises to be a good Muslim daughter……………………….those mothers know damn well what this is about.

  30. M Jave

    August 27, 2019 4:20 pm

    Borders and restrictions are made by human therefore every man and women are allowed to live in anywhere in the world and practice his or her beliefs but obey local laws while practicing his beliefs and not impose his beliefs on others unless he is ask to explain and preach to them.

  31. Guy De Simon

    August 29, 2019 5:02 pm

    Don't blame muslims anymore than you should blame catholics. They also listen to the elders and don't search their scriptures.

  32. Sabonn Jones

    August 30, 2019 2:35 am

    Islam is coming to the Western world — with a vengeance. Learn to fight. Teach your daughters to fight. Enroll them in martial arts. Make them go to their training as if their very lives depend on it. Because their very lives WILL depend on it. They are coming, like it or not. You are powerless to stop it. Islam is not compatible with democracy. Islam is incompatible with Christianity and Judaism. Islam hates Christians and Jews. They want to convert every human being to Islam — or kill them if they refuse.

    If you love your daughters, teach them to fight and pack.

  33. Lul de Behanger

    August 30, 2019 7:51 am

    Islam is utter poison (particularly for women). Don't twist and turn like a goddamn pretzel to justify the injustifiable. It's pathetic.

  34. Mikayel Միքայել

    August 30, 2019 9:45 am

    There are millions of women in Iran who hate the Revolution and want their freedoms back I mean if there is freedom you can still wear the hijab but you don't have to force other women to wear the hijab who don't want to wear it

  35. Mikayel Միքայել

    August 30, 2019 9:54 am

    Oh so the west when gives you the right to do whatever you want is brainwashing and oppressing but when you make year old girls into thinking they have to be the slave to Allah it is not brainwashing wow Iran, remember when you were on the top of the world most developed Empire can't you just go back to your old roots and reject the real oppressor of your culture and country

  36. Walter De wit

    August 30, 2019 10:42 am

    If you import islam, you import stone age religious insanity and violence. You mass import the third world, you become the third world.

  37. lanciaguy stixx

    August 30, 2019 10:14 pm

    The Islamic Allah has two hands on the right side of his body, Allah has a shin, Allah has a foot, Allah has a face with eyes and a mouth….sounds to me like Allah might be part man.

  38. Smart Khan

    August 31, 2019 6:16 pm

    They claim that western culture is superficial but these hypocrite Muslims still stay in civilized western society. Why don’t these birches moved into the land of Muhammad then with their stupid Quran

  39. Verica Cvetkovic

    September 1, 2019 1:31 am

    Poor UK. If Islam is so good why are they flocking to the West?

    This woman is trying to make sense out of nonsense. This makes me want to vomit.

  40. Blanad Nizaman

    September 2, 2019 2:08 pm

    Nuns cover their heads and so do most muslim women.
    The media wants you to hate women who cover, even the christian women who are told in the bible to cover their heads.

  41. pilgergufy

    September 2, 2019 5:48 pm

    Goodness and Islam is not about power? The evil west ! Please go to the place where Islams rules and be happy !

  42. Adolf Hitler

    September 4, 2019 1:38 am

    Well Christians are about 95% hypocrites, Catholics are sexually molesting little boys and beating nuns behind closed doors

  43. Jim Bob

    September 5, 2019 11:33 am

    I lust for the secretiveness of what is under the veil, makes me feel like I’m opening a present from the Muslim community amen 🙏🏻 ✝️

  44. powerofwun

    September 5, 2019 12:37 pm

    I don't understand why muslims think wearing a veil isn't part of islam or not necessary. @17:03 the lady mentions whilst reading from the quran, women must use the veil to cover their breasts. Obviously this means the women are wearing veils and use them to cover up themselves, proving wearing a veil is compulsory for women in islam.

  45. Fahmy Ayoob

    September 5, 2019 2:09 pm

    Islam hates women???? Crazy ideas. Can you hate your mother, sister or daughter? Hate women? Crazy and unnatural. Not Islam at all. Just crazy Taliban rantings.

  46. Donna Hilton

    September 7, 2019 3:02 am

    There is no democracy in Islam. They wear it because they know the men will beat them if they don't comply.

  47. Sean Van Pelt

    September 7, 2019 11:12 am

    Yet, it's western culture that gives you the choice of wearing the burka or not, to follow or reject any religion you want, to change your religion as often as you want, or to totally reject all religions if you want. The freedom of and from religion can only be guaranteed in the west. Not a bad deal, eh?

  48. Sean Van Pelt

    September 7, 2019 11:17 am

    These Muslim women need to realize that it's the freedoms in the west that allows them to express their religion in a way that they couldn't anywhere else in the world. But, then they criticize the west for having a lack of religion…well, that's the beauty of true freedom and democracy…the right of total self determination.

  49. Sean Van Pelt

    September 7, 2019 11:23 am

    Iranians (especially the women) are not happy with where the Mullahs have taken them and their country…. Just take mut'ah marriages for example. No happiness.

  50. Adnan Hassan

    September 7, 2019 3:09 pm

    I feel sorry for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all are self made fake Religions, all three are holding on to one or two Messengers and praising them, Strangely though, All three fake religions take name of Prophet Ibrahim PBUH as the root cause of all religions, Now question is when Moses PBUH, Jacob PBUH, Jesus [ESSA] PBUH and Muhammad PBUH were not in the world, to whom Ibrahim PBUH was worshiping, Obviously one God, THE GOD, the Almighty alone, HE Ibrahim AS was not even aware these messengers are going to come after Him. And never mentioned name of any one of them ever. Woe to Judaism,Woe to Christianity and Woe to fake Islam as regions of fraud and deception, I Follow religion of Ibrahim PBUH only. I am Muslim for One, The Almighty, ALLAH SWT.

  51. The tax Collector

    September 7, 2019 6:34 pm

    It’s hypocritical that they leave their country that is filled with poverty and then try to turn against the very people that gave them refuge,practicing Muslims in the uk 00000000000000.1%😂🤣

  52. Detox Lady

    September 9, 2019 5:42 am

    The so called prophet Muhammad ordered the stoning of adulteress. He ordered the veiling of women. It is not Arabic culture, it is what that SICK man who called himself a prophet said to do.

  53. Jesus Is our LORD Amen

    September 9, 2019 10:10 am

    Shalom Aleichem.
    المجد لك يا الهنا ومخلصنا يسوع المسيح
    المسيح يُحبّك

    Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

  54. Big Robbie C

    September 9, 2019 3:38 pm

    I grew up with lots of muslims. Boys and girls. Not one and mean not a single girl or boy. wears this clothing. They came to newcastle many years ago and if you ask one if there muslim or a Goerdies they will say there geordie muslim. There just like me when at school and growing up. Long may that continue. I like to think they will continue this way in the future and fight for there rights to do so. The north east of england is nothing like the south.

  55. Hyuseyn Hyuseyn

    September 9, 2019 5:19 pm

    Why do you comment on the Quran,when you read it in English,whilst a word in arabic for example doesn't have a exact translation such is the "beating" topic.

  56. Hajra Aslam IB

    September 10, 2019 7:28 am

    islam is my religion and i can understand it better. no one understand me except myself so we dont need an outsider or anyone else who dont know about islam helping us in understanding islam. plzzzzzz
    mind your own business

  57. Ropati Kalepo

    September 10, 2019 8:30 am

    Why are the Muslims woman's nose are big like a which nose maybe they cover because their ugly nose they ashamed al bumdulilah al assdulilah al hornydulilah al cumdulilah theythey muta bwahahahaha al idiotdulilah

  58. im muslim

    September 11, 2019 3:04 am

    1 Corinthians 11:6 
    For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head

  59. Down Hill

    September 11, 2019 1:04 pm

    Is this UK? Or a taliban occupied nation?? Nobody can survive inside those vile brainwashed creatures. They will destroy europe whenever they get chance.

  60. Edison Pasha

    September 11, 2019 1:37 pm

    As a Muslim.. i couldnt watch this Till the end
    Its a shame in the 2000's to Teach your Kid at the age of 9 such Things. The old Muslims some 100 years ago was the Most intelligent civilisation im earth… Today its a shame that they Not even catch Up to this but Wonder how to keep your Woman lowkey in this Open Times where everyone should have equal rights..

  61. Deniz Derya

    September 11, 2019 8:12 pm

    Im a Turkish female i dont know why you did portray secular chp evil? You tried to judge her by your questions.. your intentions were clear. Chp is the reason why i can live in this country relatively more free than other islamic countries. You may find it more oriental or authentic or liberal to be with defend hijabi religious people, but it is my life and my freedom that is in DANGER here NOT YOURS!!

  62. big b

    September 12, 2019 5:43 pm

    This people never going to give you credit for whatever you do good to them. They lives in London and condemning western civilization. Promotes hateful ideology of Islam. It's really disgusting and annoying. Please deport them to sharia laden Islamic countries don't waste your money and time on them. They will still wouldn't hesitate to beheading you just because you are kafir (non-muslim) . Don't we saw how UK born Muslims were killing people of UK on name of Allah?

  63. Carrieann

    September 14, 2019 8:26 am

    These women are in a cult! That's why the women wear veil, and are treated like livestock…you didn't need to do this silly report…just have to read the Koran, the sahih Bukhari, or the Tafsir…it's all there in black and white. Islam is a male dominant Cult. If you're in a religion and you get your head chopped off if you leave- you're in a cult. And these women talk like cult members because they've been indoctrinated since childhood- this is a SILLY program.

  64. Cos. Cosmy

    September 14, 2019 1:02 pm

    Poor children! This is why muslims are so brainwashed bcs since they’re small they’re brainwashed by low , families.. so sorry for them!

  65. Daryl Younger

    September 15, 2019 5:22 am

    Hard to understand why there is such a gender divide in Islam. Women never cease to amaze me in Islam. They are second class citizens by their religion. These young girls are being indoctrinated by a specific mufti. It’s hilarious to listen to them. They won’t ever be part of society. Once they grow up they will realise they made a very wrong decision. Teenage girls have no idea of the real world. It would be interesting to see them again in ten years.

  66. Daryl Younger

    September 15, 2019 5:24 am

    They don’t even attempt to speak the English language, yet they live in England. This says everything about their radicalisation. Very sad.


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