Mancunian Muslim

Adam Sherwin interviews Faisal Islam in the Independent, ‘As the political editor of Sky News, Faisal Islam is now one of the most recognisable figures on British television. But even he suffered the indignity of being stopped and searched repeatedly by Metropolitan Police officers seeking terrorism suspects .

. . .A proud Mancunian, Islam believes social class, as much as diversity, is a challenge for broadcasters. “I don’t see many people from the tough part of Manchester where my dad ran a newsagent making it into the media either. It makes sense to have people from a variety of backgrounds telling the story of the nation. That shouldn’t be the reason why people get jobs but it just makes for a richer, national conversation”. ‘    click here.