A community Cohesion worker who is featured in tonight's Channel Four programme, 'What British Muslims Really Think' says she is disappointed at how it has been used to further stereotype Muslims.

The programme is based on a poll carried out by ICM and is presented by Trevor Phillips - former Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman.

Anjum Anwar, MBE was the first Muslim to be appointed as a dialogue development officer at a Cathedral in 2007. She says she was not told that

Mr Phillips would be fronting the programme, Speaking to Asian Image she said, "I am aware of some concern within the community of the forthcoming Channel Four survey and documentary. "I wish to make it clear that I participated in good faith and believed the survey would be beneficial to community cohesion.

"I was not, at the time of interview, aware, nor informed that Mr. Trevor Philips would be presenting and commenting on it. "Having seen the comments and remarks around the survey on the social media and newspapers I am deeply disappointed about the manner in which the survey and its findings has been presented.

"It seems that the information has been presented in a manner which is damaging to community cohesion as shown by lengthy comments of hate appearing on the social media."

She said the story the survey was engineered to further stereotype Muslims, "In my opinion the survey has been presented in a manner which is damaging to community cohesion and which reinforces stereotypes and prejudices about the Muslim Communities.

Those who know me will be aware that whilst I am challenging I would never participate in any activity that will damage community cohesion. "Phrases like ‘nation-within a nation- is divisive and will not build bridges. Constructive criticism is always welcomed but it has to be through honest conversation.

"I am totally unaware of how my interviews may have been edited in the programme to be broadcast."

The survey it is claimed was carried out 'to get a better understanding of the views of British Muslims and to try to comprehend why some young Muslims are being drawn to violence'.

The programme airs tonight on Channel Four.