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When you’ve got plans for tonight, cancel them within the title of Stacey Dooley. The TV presenter, broadcaster and Strictly queen returns to our screens tonight along with her hard-hitting new BBC documentary, Panorama: Stacey Meets The IS Brides and you will not wish to miss it.
Within the one hour documentary, Stacey travels to northern Syria to satisfy jihadi brides who left their houses to affix the Islamic state, exploring the query of what to do with IS ladies and youngsters left behind. A few of the topics within the documentary stay fervent IS supporters, whereas others are decided to get dwelling however are prevented by the Kurds conserving them contained within the space.
In a clip launched from the documentary, Stacey may be heard saying the ladies raised their index fingers in “an IS salute” when the crew left the al-Hawl camp. Nonetheless, viewers have criticised the assertion because of the finger salute being utilized in Muslim prayer as a logo of 1’s perception in God.
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“Stacey Dooley refers to this gesture as an “ISIS Salute”, which is each ignorant and offensive to adherents of Sunni Islam. The gesture has been adopted by ISIS members, but it surely doesn’t belong to them, and referring to it as such is beneath a information broadcast,” wrote journalist OuncesKaterji.
Nonetheless, others have been fast to defend Stacey, stating that the salute has been adopted by the Islamic State as a type of propaganda.
Stacey has been producing documentaries with BBC Three for over ten years, however she grew to become a family title final 12 months when she gained Strictly Come Dancing along with her now-boyfriend Kevin Clifton. The broadcaster’s recognition is now so huge that she’s secured a £250,000 contract working solely for the BBC.
Controversy apart, we’ll be counting down the hours to tune into what’s going to little question be one other mind-blowing documentary from queen Stacey.
Panorama: Stacey Meets The IS Brides will air tonight at 20:30 on BBC One.