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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
BBC ?censored Christian party broadcast?
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The Times reports progress on this story, and unlike the BBC they have no problem with describing Tablighi Jamaat like it is.
The BBC is facing a High Court challenge over its decision to censor a party political broadcast in the run-up to Thursday’s local elections.
A Christian party has begun legal action after the corporation insisted on changes to a short film in which the party voiced opposition to the building of Europe’s biggest mosque next to the site of the 2012 Olympics.
Tablighi Jamaat, the Islamic missionary group behind the £75 million Abbey Mills mosque, opposes inter-faith dialogue and preaches that non-Muslims are an evil and corrupting influence. One of its British advocates has said that it aims to rescue Muslims from the culture and civilisation of Jews and Christians by creating “such hatred for their ways as human beings have for urine and excreta”.
The Christian Choice election broadcast would have described Tablighi Jamaat as “a separatist Islamic group” before welcoming that some “moderate Muslims” were opposed to the mosque complex.
Alan Craig, the party’s candidate in the London mayoral election, also on Thursday, said that he was forced to change the wording at the insistence of lawyers at the BBC and ITV, which will also feature in the court action.
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Posted on 04/29/2008 1:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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29 Apr 2008
Hugh Fitzgerald

"One of its British advocates has said that it aims to rescue Muslims from the culture and civilisation of Jews and Christians by creating “such hatred for their ways as human beings have for urine and excreta."

This is not surprising. At the official website of Al-Sistani, the Western world's favorite Iraqi cleric, whom the journalist Tom Friedman suggested should get a Nobel Prize for his presumed moderation and wonderfulness, the list of "unclean" things, things deemed najis, includes blood, feces, urine, dogs, pigs, and oh yes, Infidels.

Take a look yourself.



29 Apr 2008
Pali

The struggle against the London Tablighi mosque could be a defining moment in the awareness and challenging of Islamist menace in Britain. It really is that important.

 



29 Apr 2008
Alan

Re: Censorship and Islam;  the Iranian example -

 

 

 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/04/28/bbiran128.xml