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  Samira Ahmed, British Muslim presenter 14 January 2004  
Image: Muslim wedding in Channel 4's Islam Unveiled
As a British Muslim, presenter Samira Ahmed has watched the rise of fundamentalist Islam with bewilderment. Next week, in a two-part Channel 4 documentary called Islam Unveiled, she investigates why a faith with over a billion followers is seen by many as misogynistic and intolerant.

As part of her journey across four continents and fourteen centuries, she searches out women who have re-interpreted the Koran to fight back against tribal and patriarchal practices.

Samira joins Jenni to talk about the different interpretations of Islam she uncovered and how women worldwide are using their religion to empower them in the 21st century.

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