START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD

Monday arrives and so does this new Thread. Anyone catch an interview with an Amnesty spokesman on Today this morning. He was wriggling like mad trying to distance his organisation from the Jihad apologists in Cage and was lobbed far too many soft ball questions. The BBC treats Amnesty with kid gloves and I can recall doing a BBC debate with Moazzam Beggs. He was accompanied to the studio by the local Amnesty Rep.

Radical Islam & the BBC’s useful idiots

From the Telegraph: Mohammed Emwazi’s younger brother voiced support for the radical Islamic cleric who inspired one of Lee Rigby’s killers, the Telegraph can disclose. Omar Emwazi, 21, indicated that he admired Sheikh Khalid Yasin on his Facebook profile, which was deleted shortly after his brother was identified as “Jihadi John”. Yasin is an notorious American preacher who converted from Christianity to Islam and is believed to live in Manchester. … Continue reading

Follow The Money

  In regard to the EU’s alarmist scaremongering film given a platform on the BBC ….., A BBC spokesman responded to the accusations over EU funding and bias saying: No EU money was used in the making of the programme being aired on the BBC. Impartiality is of paramount importance for the BBC.     UKIP says different… The mockumentary producer Bill Emmott confirmed on twitter last night that the … Continue reading

Muslim Mafia

      Compare the Telegraph’s report on Mohammed Emwazi’ school  and the BBC’s. The Telegraph tells us there was a ‘Muslim Mafia’ at the school that was very religious and pro-active in demanding that the school adopt Muslim friendly practices such as introducing a prayer room. The BBC gives us the ex-headteacher’s thoughts….you might think the BBC would have tried a bit harder to challenge what was in all … Continue reading

You Want Hard News? Hard Cheese

  The BBC’s renowned and respected journo in Oz, Jon Donnison, brings us the news we really want……   Jon Donnison retweeted Steph Kerr @stephkerr  ·  Mar 1 If you need cheering up, here’s a photo of the time my stepmum asked for cheese and biscuits at a hotel. On the same day Donnison could have brought us news of this: Jacqui Lambie receives beheading threat, ordering her to help … Continue reading

Fill Yer Boots!

  No surprise the BBC favours this….From the Independent: End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded The BBC will back a radical overhaul of the licence fee, paving the way for the end of the current system of funding the state broadcaster, the Corporation’s head, Tony Hall, is expected to say today. In a speech to staff at Broadcasting House, Lord Hall … Continue reading

Not Us Gov!

  Extraordinary excuse from the BBC that it claims allows it to broadcast programmes that are explicitly biased….it’s OK as long as they aren’t made by the BBC itself…(H/T George R) A BBC spokesman responded to the accusations over EU funding and bias saying: No EU money was used in the making of the programme being aired on the BBC. Impartiality is of paramount importance for the BBC. This fictional … Continue reading

As Robert Peston Said….. ‘Bollocks’

    What on earth will the BBC do with all its time if Labour wins the election? ‘The Casual Vacancy’ is continuing on its merry leftwing way whilst BBC News brings us the Truth when the Legend becomes the Truth.  Tomorrow we have Panorama bringing us a whole series of programmes on the state of the Nation…the description doesn’t  give you much confidence that it will be a programme … Continue reading

A Fairhead’s Pay For A Fairhead’s Work

    Back at the beginning of February the BBC carefully picked its target, chose the perfect time and let loose hoping to mix things up for the Tories in the run-up to the election. When the BBC and the Guardian fired a broadside at HSBC earlier this year the target was not in fact HSBC….after all HSBC’s tax avoidance story was over 5 years old and well known.  To … Continue reading

Islam’s Very Own ‘Charlie Hebdo’

         Something from the BBC and presumably targeted at a Muslim audience…..shame they can’t be so honest about the Religion of Peace to the rest of us….. How Muslim Azerbaijan had satire years before Charlie Hebdo By Konul Khalilova Editor, BBC Azeri service     In this cartoon, the magazine depicts a prison with windows and a house of Muslim women with none More than 100 years … Continue reading

The Ayatollah’s Feminist Streak

      How soon the BBC forgets… Execution of a teenage girl On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed for “crimes against chastity”. The state-run newspaper accused her of adultery and described her as 22 years old. But she was not married – and she was just 16. In a town like Neka, … Continue reading

Sistas Doing It For Themselves

  The BBC are very concerned about the welfare of three Muslim girls heading off for a spot of Jihad.  You just wonder how sympathetically concerned would the BBC be if they were heading off to join, ooh say, a ‘Fascist State’ war machine in central Europe. Actually we might have the answer as yesterday I heard one BBC presenter (was it Campbell?) suggest that going off to join ISIS … Continue reading

Ancient Hatreds, Modern Delusions

  Things you wish you’d never asked. Mishal Husain on the Today programme took a direct hit this morning that seemed to put her completely off her stroke. Husain was interviewing Sir John Sawers, ex head of MI6. (08:36) She asked him a question about radicalisation… There’s a lot been said about how people are radicalised and we hear a lot about the internet.  A lot less is heard about … Continue reading

Submission

    “In a very few years, perhaps in a very few months, we shall be confronted with demands with which we shall no doubt be invited to comply. Those demands may affect the surrender of territory or the surrender of liberty. I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions … Continue reading