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      A MUSLIM IN THE FAMILY, focuses on four new Muslims. All four of
      them came to the faith of Islam from a position of profound
      ignorance. And all
      four of them have had to square their conversions with families, who
      have been,
      at best sceptical, and at worst fearful and resentful of the change.

      Yvonne Ridley- was the journalist captured by the Taliban while
      reporting undercover in Afghanistan, soon after 9/11. Held on spying
      charges, she feared she would be stoned. Instead, she was treated
      with respect. She promised her captors that, after her release, she
      would study Islam. She read the Qur'an looking for an explanation of
      the Taliban's treatment of women, only to find there wasn't any.
      She converted last summer and has found that her new faith has
      helped put behind her three broken marriages.

      John Standing- decided to read the Qur'an for himself. Within
      months, he'd converted to Islam. His father, Tony, admits that John
      seems a calmer, kinder person since his conversion. What Tony can't
      understand is why John feels the need to change his name to Jamal
      Udeen, why he's abandoned a promising musical career (John believes
      Islam forbids music); and why he's now talking about emigrating to a
      Muslim country.

      Aqeel Burton- was brought up in Manchester by Jamaican Christian
      parents, but rejected his parents' faith. The only Muslims he knew
      at school were Asians. It was only when a Jamaican friend converted
      that Aqeel became interested in the faith. He read the Qur'an and
      found that whereas before, his head had been full of questions, in
      Islam, he found answers. A former professional boxer, Aqeel no
      longer fights, because of his new faith.

      Shahnaaz Malik- grew up in a white family in Slough and converted to
      Islam. First, she started wearing a headscarf or hijab. Then, she
      started wearing the full Niqab/burkha veil. She feels liberated
      from "the beauty contest", which she says dominates western culture.

      All four of them have found different ways to reconcile their old
      lives with the new, which is brought together in this documentary.

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