Bigger the better for Salim family
ROCHDALE’S own super-sized family is set to star in a Channel 4 documentary tonight (Thurs).
Mohammed and Noreen Salim and their 11 children spent four months being followed by cameras for a one-off show about big families called 13 Kids and Wanting More.
The documentary begins the month before the family’s youngest daughter arrived in January this year.
According to Mohammed, producers were keen to focus on the religious reasons behind his enormous brood.
Mohammed was filmed explaining that his large family came about because he doesn’t want, in his words, to ‘Interfere with God’s doing’ by using contraception.
The programme also shows a health visitor warning the couple about the strain being put on Noreen’s body by her numerous pregnancies.
The Salims weren’t the largest family on the show however.
One of the other featured families was about to welcome its 12th member and another couple already had 13 children.
And despite the show’s title, the Salims have yet to beat the record, though if Mohammed gets his way, a baker’s dozen sized brood won’t be far off.
Mohammed said: "I’ve not seen the finished documentary yet, but I think it’s going to be quite positive.
"They mainly wanted to find out what it’s like for us every day coping with lots of children.
"They told us having babies is putting a lot of strain on Noreen, but she’s fine, still just as great as the day I married her."
The show airs on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.
Mohammed’s days in front of the camera aren’t over just yet.
He is currently filming for a Channel Five show called Seven Deadly Sins.
He will appear on the show which focuses on the sin ‘Sloth’ after revealing earlier this year that the family survive on state benefits.
NWN: Salim has stood for Parliament in Rochdale several times, and is the only candidate who shakes the BNP candidates hand at the count. Salim stands for the Zinda baad party.
He is also a fervent anti-zionist.
Salim fully understands the consequences of such a large family, and not only the sheer amount of state benefits alone. No-one has wages in Rochdale equivalent to the state benefits for this number of kids.
For more info on Salim read ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_Zinda_Baad_Platform