In a shocking report by Tala Rajab of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank, compilation of statistics from the broadcasting regulator Ofcom has revealed that minority Muslim channels carried on the Sky satellite network have been spreading hate messages promoting violent crime and killing.
The report focused on the Islam Channel, which has been the subject of several Ofcom rulings which have criticised the channel’s impartiality by allowing extreme viewpoints to be broadcast. Despite fines and other sanctions being imposed on the channel, they have continued to ignore Ofcom rulings.
During the report’s introduction, the author states:
“However, as a regular viewer of the Islam Channel over the past few years it is with great regret that I publish this report. I have been disturbed by the fact that, as shown by our analysis, the very same extremists that the Islam Channel is expected to speak out against are instead promoted by the network; and in some cases even allowed to host and produce programmes commissioned by the channel.”
“It is also worrying that the channel consistently pushes one type of political opinion on its viewers to the detriment of others, with the majority of presenters and guests on the channel failing to represent the diversity of political thought within British Muslim communities.”
In an interview with The Telegraph, Rajab said
“Some of these recent incidents have been quite shocking,”
“If this had happened in a mosque the police would be right in pursuing a criminal investigation. But because they are being broadcast on television channels for some reason there seems to be little appetite for looking into these extreme messages.
“If these kind of comments were made against black people, for example, you can imagine a channel being shut down overnight, particularly if they had incited violence against a minority.”
In cases against other minority broadcasters, Ofcom identified:
- An Islamic scholar who told viewers: “It is your duty … to kill those who insult Prophet Mohammed.”
- A preacher banned from coming to Britain who used the channel – which he co-owns – to say anyone who left Islam should be put to death.
- A phone-in presenter who advocated “eliminating” anyone who disrespected Mohammed.
It is a requirement that broadcasters retain recordings of programmes, something which some of the channels ignored. It could be the case that other extreme material may have been broadcast but can no longer be traced, or the stations sanctioned, fined, or taken off-air.
Distributors such as Sky are not regulators, and any channel with an Ofcom licence can seek distribution via the Sky network.
We think that the channels who have broadcast such extreme and damaging material should have their licences terminated, and those involved prosecuted.
This is not a matter of free speech, where people of differing opinions have a sensible discussion, or express different views. This is an attempt to indoctrinate young Muslim minds with evil and venom by manipulators with their own agendas, and for their own self-serving purposes.
These ‘preachers’ of death and destruction are the kind of morons the world does not need or want – ignorant extremists.
Their mission is to divide society – they have no interest in peace or living as a community, they are only interested in themselves and turning young minds into their slaves.
SHUT THEM DOWN AND KICK THEM OUT!