The first episode of The State was shown last night.
The first episode consisted of young British Muslims heading to Syria to join ISIS. 3 more episodes to follow but even in the first episode it's already strongly hinting that the new recruits were strongly misled and some pretty horrible shit is going to follow.
Somehow, and I really don't understand how, The Mail and, judging by online reaction, many right wingers are going with the narrative that it's "glorifying joining ISIS". I don't know how the fuck they came to that conclusion. It was brilliantly done and really bloody harrowing, with far worse to come.
Fury as Channel 4 refuses to axe controversial drama glorifying ISIS days after the Barcelona attack
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... State.html
Pure poison... it's like a Nazi recruiting film from the 1930s: CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews The State
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... State.html
Aslan, Narnia, 12 hours ago
Refused to watch it out of respect to the victims of their atrocities. Shame on Channel 4 for showing this (especially so soon after Barcelona and Finland attacks)
keano, London, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
The left are no longer content with making apologies for ISIS, now they want to manage their propaganda as well it would seem...
I'm at a loss as to how they managed to take away that it was "glorifying ISIS".