Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tradition is not fact #2

Surprise, surprise, after a thousand threats including promises of violence, Channel 4 has decided to shelve 'Islam the hidden story'
A screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam has been cancelled on security advice after its presenter was threatened.
Historian Tom Holland's Channel 4 show Islam: The Untold Story sparked more than 1,000 complaints when it was broadcast.
Holland was threatened online with a torrent of abusive messages on Twitter.
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "Having taken security advice, we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the programme Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film which is still available to view on 4oD."
The investigation into the origins of the religion claimed that there is little written contemporary evidence about the prophet Mohammed.
Holland, the writer of best-sellers Rubicon and Persian Fire, said that Islam is "a legitimate subject of historical inquiry".
And they wonder why we consider them barbarians...

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Hospitable Scots Bachelor said...

Channel 4 are more comfortable dissing Christianity - after all there are no awkward fatwas to deal with are there?

Woman on a Raft said...

The Telegraph as run the story but hasn't opened comments on it.

banned said...

But there are comments allowed in Chris Howes linked review of the documentary.

StourbridgeRantBoy said...

What's the betting the 'response' was cordinated?

Laurie -