So those Muslims who were videoed preaching hatred towards non-Muslims -in the Channel 4 Dispatches program called “Undercover Mosque”- are now being brought up on charges of incitement? Don’t hold your breath, that’s only reserved for those who hail from the majority host society.
A film crew accused of “TV fakery” has received compensation and an official apology from West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution.
The apology was made at the High Court following broadcaster Channel 4’s decision to launch libel proceedings against police and the CPS.
The row centred on a Dispatches programme called Undercover Mosque which exposed extremism among some of Britain’s Muslim preachers.
The film featured exerpts of imams saying things like “Allah created the woman deficient” and “by the age of ten, it becomes an obligation on us to force her (young girls) to wear hijab and if she doesn’t wear hijab, we hit her”.
Other statements included “take that homosexual and throw him off the mountain” and “whoever changes his religion from Al Islam to anything else – kill him in the Islamic state”.
One speaker in the programme was shown glorying in the Taliban’s murder of a British Muslim soldier in Afghanistan, saying the real hero was “one who separated his head from his shoulders”.
West Midlands Police launched an immediate investigation and reported Channel 4 to TV watchdog Ofcom for “heavily editing” the words of Islamic imams to give them more sinister meaning.
Ofcom rejected the complaints but police still considered taking action against Channel 4 before being told the prospect of conviction was unlikely.
The force spent around £14,000 on the investigation, which was initially looking at whether three of the individuals shown in the programme could be prosecuted for inciting terrorism or racial hatred. But they then announced offences may have been committed by Channel 4, specifically in stirring up racial hatred.
Police also claimed the programme, broadcast in January last year, undermined “community cohesion” and “feelings of public reassurance”. David Henshaw, executive producer and managing director of Hardcash Productions, who produced the documentary, said:
“This was a thorough and detailed one-hour documentary, made over nine months and at personal risk to the undercover report.
“The abhorrent and extreme comments made by fundamentalist preachers in the film speak for themselves.
So once again the Islamist extremists get the soft treatment from the officials while they disseminate hateful, disgusting propaganda against non-Muslims. How much longer will the authorities turn a blind eye to intolerance for the sake of … tolerance? More here. *L* KGS
Via: Europe News