This is how Britain handle their hate preachers. Is there any wonder their civilians are beheaded on London streets? This problem will be going nowhere except towards more and more Muslim violence due to the extreme poor manner in which the British government manages the extremist implants it has allowed to flourish and breed in their country. And they even pay from tax revenues for their upkeep and their hate mosques that teach Muslims to hate and target other people! The stupidity of the Brits is unreal!
Meanwhile non-Muslims are arrested if they call for the tear-down of a mosque or even protest against the Islamification of their country. EDL leaders were arrested for merely walking near a Muslim no-go zone in London during a march to honor Woolwich decapitated solider Lee Rigby. .
Islamic TV channel fined £85,000 by watchdog for broadcasting hate preacher’s saying it was ‘acceptable to murder anyone who disrespected Mohammed’
Allama Muhammad Farooq Nizami told viewers live on-air that those who caused offence to the Prophet ‘should be eliminated’
The channel could have been fined up to £250,000 but regulator opted to protect their ‘freedom of expression’
Broadcaster remains unrepentant and have since broadcast a ‘clarification’ instead of an apology
PUBLISHED: 00:05, 22 August 2013
An Islamic TV channel has been fined £85,000 after it broadcast a hate preacher to instructing muslims to kill those who insult Prophet Mohammed live on live television.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom reprimanded Al Ehya Digital Televison, which runs the Islamic channel Noor TV for allowing its presenter to tell viewers it was their duty to murder non-Muslims during a phone in show.
The channel broadcasts both in the UK and internationally mostly in Urdu but also English and Punjabi and is aimed at young British Muslims.
The offending show was broadcast on May 3 last year and featured the presenter Allama Muhammad Farooq Nizami taking phone-in from audience members around the world.
Mr Nizami answered questions about a wide range of issues and personal conduct relating to Islam and Islamic teachings.
But following a question from a Pakistani caller asking what the ‘punishment’ should be for those who disrespect the Prophet, his answer was that they ‘should be eliminated.’
Speaking directly into the camera Mr Nazimi said: ‘One has to choose one’s own method.
‘Our way is the peaceful way but when someone crosses the limits, faith-based emotions are instigated…The mission of our life is to protect the sanctity of our beloved Lord.
‘May Allah accept us wherever there is a need [to kill a blasphemer]. We are ready and should be ready at all times [to kill a blasphemer]’
The regulator judged that these comments were ‘likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or to lead to disorder.’
It also said it was concerned that young people watching the show could become ‘radicalised’ or take ‘violent and criminal action as a result of watching videos of Muslims with extreme views.’
It considered the remarks to be so inflammatory they could have inspired a repeat of the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gough, who was killed after Islamic clerics condemned his film which criticised the treatment of Muslim women.
The regulator said is was concerned that young Muslims watching the extremist views might become radicalised
In its ruling, Ofcom criticised Birmingham based-Al Ehya for not taking the comments seriously enough after concerns were initially raised by the broadcast watchdog.
Noor TV has however remained defiant and has not broadcast an apology for the comments, instead opting to broadcast a ‘clarification’ six months later.
Ofcom said: ‘The Licensee [Al Ehya] has not at any point broadcast any form of apology for, or condemnation of Mr Nizami’s remarks, and neither on air nor in correspondence with Ofcom has the Licensee expressed its unequivocal regret that these comments were broadcast.
‘The Licensee regretted only in its submissions that the presenter’s comments “may have been misinterpreted” and that he expressed his own political views during the programme.
‘Taking all these factors into account, Ofcom was concerned that the Licensee has still not recognised the gravity of the statements made by Mr Nizami.’
But despite this the regulator decided only to give Al Ehya a third of the full £250,000 fine which it could have enforced because it said it wished to protect the station’s right to ‘freedom of expression.’
In it’s judgement it added: ‘If any financial penalty was to be so high that its effect would be to close a service down, then it might be a disproportionate interference with the Licensee’s and the audience’s right to freedom of expression in particular and exceed the purposes of imposing a penalty.
‘Ofcom therefore carefully took this point into account and carefully weighed it in reaching its decision on the proportionality of the financial penalty.’
The fine announced today, comes three years after Al Ehya was fined £75,000 for appealing for viewers to donate money in return for ‘prayers or the receipt of a “special gift” of earth from the tomb of Prophet Mohammed.’
Al Ehya Digital Television were not available for comment on the matter.
Last December Radio Asian Fever, in Leeds, was fined £4,000 for breaching broadcasting rules in programmes involving a presenter called ‘Sister Ruby Ramadan’.
She told listeners homosexuals should be beaten and tortured, adding: ‘Torture them; punish them; beat them and give them mental torture.’
Takbeer TV, based in Nottingham, has been found in breach of the code twice in 18 months for programmes which denigrated a minority Muslim sect.