So why was it on more than an hour after the watershed?
My guess is because in the first episode when Khan, a "self-appointed community leader" in the "capital of British Pakistan", forgets to book the mosque for his daughter’s wedding, he is accused of racism by Dave because the "real" mosque manager – "the brown one" – is absent.
The accusation sounds uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of the BBC’s leftist assumption that only white people can be racist. Also, there’s been a reluctance among non-Muslim defenders of Islam to own up to Dave’s defence: that everybody is born Muslim. Perhaps because this is a comedy show, the corollary wasn’t mentioned: that any member of any other religion is an apostate, and the punishment for apostasy has been, in the past and present, death.
The BBC can’t have been happy commissioning this show; seeing Muslims as "ordinary people" contradicts the leftist view that "Islam has spread peace, culture and learning around the world over the last 1,400 years."parents of Shafilea Ahmed were recently convicted of her murder because of her rejection of their culture in favour of integration. A similar character portrayed in a comedy so soon after the conviction risks accusations of bad taste.
Is this why Limbachia portrays Alia as hiding her blonde highlights under a traditional headscarf? Will further episodes grow darker? I'll be interested to see how Citizen Khan develops.
Citizen Khan Series 2 - 300 words