Undercurrents: The Online World of British Muslims

In the latest episode Ben speaks to Hussein Kesvani about the impact of the internet on British Muslim society.

Audio Updated 5 October 2020 Published 27 June 2019 39 minute listen

What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and your views on religious extremists. But as all our lives become increasingly entwined with our online presence, British Islam has evolved into a multidimensional cultural identity that goes well beyond the confines of the mosque.  Ben discusses this transition with author and journalist Hussein Kesvani, whose latest book Follow Me, Akhi reveals how a new generation of young Muslims who have grown up with the internet are using social media to determine their religious identity on their own terms.  

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Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims