Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A paltry sum

If a broadcaster invited along a guest speaker who told the viewers that it was ok to murder anyone who insulted someone else you'd expect that the broadcaster would face serious charges such as inciting violence, perhaps even being shut down...
Unless they are an islamic channel of course...
The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined an Islamic TV channel £85,000, for inciting violence.
It ruled in December that Noor TV had breached broadcasting codes after a host said it was acceptable or even the duty of a Muslim to murder anyone who disrespected the Prophet Mohammed.
Ofcom said the fine imposed today was so large due to the serious nature of the breaches.
But it stopped short of revoking the channel's licence.
Noor TV, which is owned by Al Ehya Digital Television, broadcasts both in the UK and internationally on Sky.
The programme in question, Paigham-e-Mustafa, was broadcast on 3 May 2012.
Presenter Allama Muhammad Farooq Nizami answered questions from viewers around the world about a wide range of issues relating to Islam.
One caller asked what the punishment was for anyone showing disrespect for Prophet Muhammad.
Nizami answered that "there is no disagreement about this. There is absolutely no doubt about it that the punishment for the person who shows disrespect for the Prophet is death."
It does occur to me that £85,000 is not a great amount, not in the broadcasting world anyway where revenues are quite high. It also occurs to me that any broadcaster that invites controversial speakers along should also make them very aware that anything they say that breaks the law will terminate the broadcast. Many radio shows use a one minute time delay to remove controversy particularly in talk shows where the unpredictability of the speakers needs a little added insurance.
The main problem is of course is what the islamoloon said was perfectly in sync with what muslims are expected to believe, despite our inbred politicians and associated leftards insisting that it's a religion of peace despite all evidence to the contrary.
So we have a sentence of death for anyone who disrespects a murdering, raping, child molesting, paedophilic, misogynistic, robbing, psychotic, lying, deluded, genocidal desert warlord who attached a false religion onto a war manual and set off to conquer the world.
It's difficult to see how the historical Mohammed can be insulted... unless the truth is seen as an insult...
Which to muslims, sadly it is.

1 annotations:

JimS said...

How come the BBC hasn't been fined then?

During one episode of the aptly named "Beyond Belief" an Imam said that Muslims debating Christianity was OK but it was quite clear that anyone converting should be put to death. The host, Ernie Rea, just accepted that as a given truth.