Feature Programs

My Brother the Islamist

Monday, Sep. 10 at 9pm ET/10 PT

Tree surgeon turned film-maker Robb Leech is desperate to know why his white middle-class step-brother Rich became a radical Islamist, changing his name to Salahuddin, who now associates with jihadist fundamentalists, and believes Britain should be ruled by Sharia law.

My Brother the Islamist charts the brothers' relationship, and Robb's attempt to understand why the person he'd once looked up to as a teenage role mode could so strongly reject all that his family and the Western world believe in. As Robb spends time with Salahuddin, he witnesses a very particular phenomenon, the embrace of radical Islam by young men, many of them white.