Muslim fundamentalists have used British television channels to preach in favour of violent crime and killing “apostates”.Hmm. That's interesting.
The communications watchdog, Ofcom, has made a series of rulings against channels which allowed “inflammatory” material to be broadcast in breach of rules which forbid extreme opinions gaining a platform on British television.
The cases, disclosed today, include examples of an imam telling viewers that those who disrespect the prophet Mohammed should be killed, and another broadcaster saying homosexuals should be beaten and tortured.
The stations were found to have committed serious breaches of the broadcasting code by allowing the extreme opinions to be aired unchallenged.
Last night experts warned that the extent and seriousness of the broadcasting breaches raises questions over whether extreme Muslim speakers who were previously confined to small audiences in mosques are able to reach thousands more people by broadcasting intolerant teachings on television.
Although the channels have tiny audiences compared to the mainstream, they are targeted at Muslim communities, including people of Pakistani background, with some of the content being broadcast in Urdu and other languages.
More at the link, even more intense.
This is incitement to violence, for sure, and I can't imagine anyone making a free speech case for it. And British television's likely even more regulated than American TV, so there's be even less protection on speech grounds.
But someone will no doubt claim "racism" and the Islamic hate preachers will find a way to keep preaching the hate. Excellent assimilation over there. Winning.