Wanted: Single White Female (Muslims)

// August 23rd, 2011 // Blog

I saw the following advertised in the weekly Islamic Events UK email:

CONTRIBUTORS NEEDED FOR DOCUMENTARY ON CAUCASIAN MUSLIM FEMALES

The BBC World Service, Heart and Soul series, is making a programme on Caucasian Female Muslim converts to Islam over the last 10 years since 9/11. We are looking for Muslim sisters happy to share their own personal experiences of converting into a faith which has been on the political agenda over the past decade. The basis of this programme is to mark 9/11 by celebrating these personal, spiritual journeys. The programme will be broadcast on radio internationally.

For further information please contact:
E-mail: saba.zaman[@]bbc.co.uk / kristine.pommert[@]bbc.co.uk
Tel: 020 7557 3144 / 020 7557 3048

Okay, so the 'White Female Muslims' don't have to be single. Catchy titles are hard to resist.

I wonder what other programming to expect around the 10th anniversary of 9/11? Honestly, I'd prefer the hermit life over those coming few days. And I'm not even in the US – God help my American brethren.

7 Responses to “Wanted: Single White Female (Muslims)”

  1. Yusuf Smith says:

    As-Salaamu ‘alaikum,

    Why do they have to be “Caucasian” females? There are people who have converted to Islam who are of both sexes and many different backgrounds and they all have stories to tell which are just as interesting as that of a middle-class white woman, including black converts and those from Asian religious communities other than Muslims. The white woman’s story has been told again and again, and there is always the same subtext: why on earth would a white woman want to be a Muslim?

  2. @Yusuf says:

    I recall listening to a piece on black Muslim converts from the BBC, they probably want to look at what appeal Islam may have to people from this group

  3. Belal says:

    Sorry previous comment was from me, wrong text in name field

  4. iMuslim says:

    I had the same thought. I can understand the focus on women, but I agree, why do they have to be White (sorry, “Caucasian” – which doesn’t directly translate as White, but most people take it to mean that way).

    I’m not familiar with the radio programme mentioned, but perhaps the demographic of their listeners is largely White and female? In that respect, it would be interesting for them to know why people from their own culture and gender chose Islam; especially as many of them may consider it to be a brown man’s religion that oppresses females.

  5. iMuslim says:

    Though reading the ad again, it is a BBC World programme that will be broadcast internationally, which would suggest that people of all colours and nationalities would potentially be listening. Okay, back to square one.

    Saying that, I still think my Caucasoid sisters should contact them – and the producers can answer these questions directly. :)

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  7. ally omari says:

    my name is ally im looking for white woman to be my wife inshaallah

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