My candid conversation with a Muslim in Bradford

Bradford in the UK has been making news over the last few years, and not in a good way. The city’s name has become a byword for the Islamification of England.

So I went to Bradford to talk to the locals face to face, to let them tell their side of the story without being called “racists” or whatever name the rest of the media loves to throw at them.

While there, I met a man named Naz.

Naz didn’t want to give his surname.

He is a third generation Bradford local, who has lived and worked in the city all his life.

We met in a cafe serving traditional home cooked Pakistani food, inside a church.

I was invited to the cafe run by his friend, and he asked to talk: about the things I say, and how he sees the world as a Muslim in Bradford.

What I loved about him is that he is funny, and able to banter back and forth in a way we don’t often see.

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