BBC insights on Islam…

‘Myself and everyone involved in the making of theseshows have nothing but respect for Islam. It is a beautiful religion (that Iindeed studied at University) and one that we’re fully aware of is based firmlyin love and peace.’  Colin Edwards BBCproducer

‘Islam is a vision of umma, of human community to whichis entrusted the trusteeship or stewardship of the planet.  What an ideology for the good of us all if itwere put into living and practical effect!’  John Bowker, broadcast on BBCworld service.

Just two ordinary guys with their own set of values, right?


Not impossible given the love-in between the State Broadcaster and the Ethiopian Jihad poster-boy Binyam Mohammed. I am heartily sick of the way in which the BBC pushes Mr Mohammed, and before him Moazzam Begg, as some sort of doe eyed innocent victims of our bad and evil security services. It seems to me that the BBC avoids asking hard questions of Mohammed and Begg and instead simply uses their grievance as grist to its own mill, always aiming to undermine the moral of our military and our intelligence services. It is maddening the way in which OUR cash is taken and then used by the BBC to promote the notion that all these Jihadists are innocent. Perhaps Binyam will get his own talent show “Simply Come Jihad” in which celebrities travel to distant countries to “find themselves”, then get captured by the evil spawn of the Great Satan, and compete to see who can illicit the most sympathy from a panel of judges.


So, the UK terror threat level is being raised from “substantial” to “severe”, Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said. The BBC faithfully reports,,,,

The new alert level means a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely”. It had stood at substantial since July. It is in response to the perceived increased threat from international terrorism following the failed Detroit airliner bombing on Christmas Day.

Mmm — “international terrorism”? Mmmmm…Detroit airliner bombing?.

Is there a WORD missing? I think it begins with “I…”



So, even as some of us gathered to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, the Religion of Peace itself was planning another act of mass murder in our skies. I refer to the aborted “terror attack” (As the BBC puts it) on a Delta flight into Detroit. I notice that the BBC is less than enthusiastic in revealing the background to this Nigerian student at University College London (Where else?) but I am sure that all those top BBC investigative reporters will now be swarming all over this story detailing the terror threat posed by Islamic Nigerian students resident in this country.


Poor old Bishop Venner – he has come running to the BBC to say that he is sorry if anyone has taken offence at his suggestion that the Taliban could be admired. Using the normal political formulation for something that looks like an apology but actually isn’t, he digs the hole deeper by adding…

” It was one small phrase in quite a long interview, and a phrase that simply said you cannot describe everybody under one heading as Taliban as being equally black, equally evil,” he said. “These are human beings and there are some amongst them who could – we don’t know – who could perhaps be people with whom at the end of the day we could do business. “

Moral equivocation is very much at the heart of the BBC agenda and so it must be a dream for them that this clerical clown comes out and praises Jihadists for their devotion to Islam.


I wonder if you noticed the BBC coverage here of the welcome news that an English Court has found a Christian couple who had been accused of “insulting” a Muslim to be innocent? Quite obviously this was another pointless prosecution by the CPS but I notice that twice in the BBC item they repeat the CPS claim that there was sufficient evidence to bring the prosecution. If only the Judge had agreed, eh? I am sure the BBC must be gutted.


I am sure you may have seen this “Tory Muslim Peer pelted with eggs” story. A B-BBC reader points out….

You have to get to the 3rd para before you realise she’s been pelted with eggs by fellow Muslims. It could have been the BNP or EDL or even those equally fascist Zionist Jews. But no… So why not,”Muslim protesters pelt tory peer Warsi with eggs” as a headline?

I suggest that the reason is simple – the dhimmified BBC wants to play down the rampant intolerance of a significant section of Muslims living in Britain.


BBC still worrying about the backlash against Muslims in the US after a Muslim slaughters 13 non-Muslims.

Amid fears of a possible anti-Muslim backlash after the attack, President Obama has stressed the multinational diversity in the US armed forces. “They are Americans of every race, faith, and station. They are Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and non-believers. “They are descendants of immigrants and immigrants themselves. They reflect the diversity that makes this America,” he said in the aftermath of the shooting.
It must be such a worry. But here’s a thought; Given the number of attacks from “devout” Muslims in the USA since 9/11 perhaps the BBC should investigate what is it that drives such maniacal hatred of fellow Americans from those who embrace Islam.


So, even as the next of kin mourn the loss of their loved ones care of devout Muslim Major Hasan, the BBC ponders “Shooting raises fears for Muslims in US Army.” To be honest, I would have thought the mass murder raises fear of Muslims in US Army. Not quite the same thing and a perspective alien to the BBC,


Wonder what you make of this item on Today this morning.It concerns “militant” Islam’s attack on puppets. That’s right – puppets in Pakistan. Andrew Hosken waxes lyrical about the “great cultural influence”of Islam in Pakistan and then highlights how those who “take an extreme view” of Islam threaten this. However this is in itself a matter of Hosken’s interpretation since there are many who feel that the Jihadisrs themselves operate an ideologically pure form of Islam. There are many tough questions that need to posed concerning Islam but Mr Hosken consistently shies away from doing this.


Just watched the BBC TV News. The line being retailed is that the mass murder of US soldiers may well lead to even more of that awful Islamophobia that so concerns the State Broadcaster. Even as Major Nidal shouted “Allahu Akbar” and slaughtered the innocent, the BBC has instantly reverted to “Islam is the victim” mode. One of my readers over on A Tangled Web is currently helping treat the injured at Fort Hoods and it is to my shame that I tell him how the British State Broadcaster is doing everything possible to present Nidal as the victim and the real guilty party as the USA.


Martyn Gilleard

So, I’m driving home from the airport at the end of a long day and I turn on the radio to relax. Mistake. I happened upon the first in a new series of File on Four. It was about the terrorist threat we face here in the UK. It was about the extremists that seek to cause mass slaughter. It was about….the “extreme right”.

Intrepid BBC reporter Alan Urry sets it all up by reminding us of those dreadful attacks……on mosques. Then there is the nightmarish English Defence League and their endless provocations. Throw in some Hitler memorabilia, white supremacists and lots of “right-wing” references and the groupthink meme is reinforced.

Now I believe that ALL forms of terrorism need to be tackled in the most vigorous way possible but I find the suggestion in this programme that “extreme right” terrorists constitute the single greatest menace to the UK at this time surreal, Did I imagine 7/7?


OK, I’m hooked on the exciting series of reports on Today from Mike Thomson as he travels around Somalia at our expense. Today Mike asks the question that I am sure we were all wondering; Was life better when the Islamic Courts ran Mogadishu? Answer, yes – for a while. Gotta love it.


Mohammed Rafiq Passwala

“A sex offender deemed to be a danger to women and children has absconded from a psychiatric unit in West Yorkshire. Mohammed Rafiq Passwala did not return to Fieldhead Hospital, near Wakefield, after being given unsupervised leave. Passwala, who was convicted of sex offences in 1996, is described as Asian, 5ft 7in tall, of stocky build with black/grey hair and a full beard.”

“Asian”, eh? Mmmm, I think there’s another word that the BBC appears to have overlooked.



Wonder can you help me this BBC report.

You see it concerns the Scottish badminton team who it seems now feel like “prisoners” in India because the English team has left that land. Why has the English team legged it from the World Championships being held there , you ask? Well, we have to do a little work to find out why! In paragraph three we learn off a “terrorist threat” – how interesting! But who might these terrorists be? (Perhaps those far-right extremists that so concern our Cohesion Minister Shalid Malik?) Well, if you scroll down to the very end of the article the curtain is lifted and we read that it is ……Muslim extremists. Just wondering why that could not have been inserted in the previous 14 paras? Ah well – we must always be sensitive when reporting on the Religion of Peace.