"Truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days..." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Commencement address at Harvard University , June 8, 1978

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Today is a good day… A Muslim Religious Channel that allowed presenters to openly condone rape and allowed presenters to label women who wear perfume outside of their home as prostitutes, has thankfully been censured by the TV watchdog, Ofcom.

This disgusting channel, in one programme, had the host telling viewers that it was not “strange” and “not such a big problem” for a man to force his wife to have sex. Ofcom ruled the Islam channel, which broadcasts on Sky, severely in breach of the broadcasting code in five programmes between May 2008 and October 2009.

One presenter once claimed:

“In Islam we have no right to hit the woman in a way that damages her eye or damages her tooth or damages her face or makes her ugly.

'Maximum what you can do, you can see the pen over here, in my hand, this kind of stick can be used just to make her feel that you are not happy with her.'

(What a nice sentiment from the religion of peace?!)

The Islam Channel, many would say , is the voice of moderate Islam. But how moderate can this channel be when it advocates martial rape and violence against women, and has given airtime to groups that have condoned suicide bombings, such as the group Hizb ut-Tahir? But maybe we should ask ourselves, is there any real difference between “moderate Islam” and “extremist Islam”?

The fact that this channel is still allowed to pump its vile views to the nation is disturbing. Lets be honest, if a Christian channel allowed any views that remotely mirrored that of which the Islam Channel advocated, it would have been threatened with closure and the media would be up in arms. Yet notice the eerie silence coming from the mainstream media?

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