This is set in Luton (home of the EDL), and is an attempt by the Guardian to convince everybody that moderate Islam is on the march. However, it backfires in a number of ways, and leaves you even less convinced then you were before the start.
The things to look out for are:
1. The fact that one of the main Muslims interviewed is a prison convert, and admits he found Islam when we was depressed. Recruiting in prisons and recruiting the mentally marginal are themes GoV has discussed before. 2. Non-Muslims are referred to as kuffar [an insulting term] a number of times. 3. It is clear that the “extremists” depicted in the video actually have a decent amount of support, as they are freely conducting Da’wa on the high street, and some of the people interviewed don’t consider them to be extremists at all. 4. The best bit is at the end, when the Muslim being interviewed breaks down the myth of the “moderate Muslim”. I am assuming The Guardian must have not quite realised what he was saying for them to keep that bit in the video!
In short, it is very educational, but not quite in the way The Guardian intended it to be.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for YouTubing this clip. The video is below the jump: