BBC Admits Muslim Bias...

BBC Admits Muslim Bias...

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george whyte

Ilford, UK

#1 Feb 29, 2012
BBC director-general Mark Thompson has claimed Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity than other religions because it is ‘pretty broad shouldered’.

He suggested other faiths have a ‘very close identity with ethnic minorities’, and were therefore covered in a far more careful way by broadcasters.

But he also revealed that producers had to consider the possibilities of ‘violent threats’ instead of polite complaints if they pushed ahead with certain types of satire.

Mr Thompson said:‘Without question,“I complain in the strongest possible terms”, is different from,“I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write”. This definitely raises the stakes.’

But he added that religion as a whole should never receive the same ‘protection and sensitivity’ in the law as race.

Mr Thompson was making his comments during a wide ranging interview about faith and broadcasting, which included the furore provoked by the Corporation’s decision to screen the controversial show Jerry Springer: The Opera on BBC2 in 2005.

Hundreds of Christians rallied outside BBC buildings before and during the broadcast to protest about what they saw as blasphemous scenes such as Jesus Christ wearing a nappy.

At least 45,000 people contacted the BBC to complain about swearing and its irreverent treatment of Christian themes.

Many said that no one would have dreamed of making such a show about the Prophet Mohammed and Islam.

Mr Thompson has now appeared belatedly to accept their argument. In an interview, he said Islam was ‘almost entirely’ practised by people who already may feel in other ways ‘isolated’,‘prejudiced against’ and who may regard an attack on their religion as ‘racism by other means’.

But he said that Christianity was ‘an established part of our cultural-built landscape’ which meant it was ‘a pretty broad- shouldered religion’.

He conceded that the broadcaster would never have aired a similar show about Mohammed because it could have had the same impact as a piece of ‘grotesque child pornography’.

In the interview posted online for the Free Speech Debate – a research project at Oxford University – Mr Thompson said:‘The kind of constraints that most people accept around racial hatred, the fact that it may be in certain forms of expression or certain forms of depiction, may be outlawed because of the way in which they go to racial hatred and potentially the promotion and incitement of racial hatred.

‘I think religion should never receive that level of protection or sensitivity.

But I think it is wrong to imagine that it therefore goes into the general swim and that a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed is no more challenging than a debate about what two plus two equals.’

He added:‘The point is that for a Muslim, a depiction, particularly a comic or demeaning depiction, of the Prophet Mohammed might have the emotional force of a piece of grotesque child pornography.

‘One of the mistakes secularists make is not to understand the character of what blasphemy feels like to someone who is a realist in their religious belief.’
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#2 Feb 29, 2012
Isreality

Pittsfield, MA

#3 Feb 29, 2012
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#6 Apr 2, 2012
BBC refuses to screen play about Islamic threat to freedom of speech

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio...
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#7 Jan 30, 2013
BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22707...
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#8 Jan 30, 2013
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Biased BBC correspondent Alan writes;
“You have to look hard to find this story on the BBC website:

Imam dies in mosque arson attack in Belgian capital
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-173469...

It doesn’t make the Homepage (though ironically it does have a report on Le Pen running in the French election), nor even merit a highlighted report on the world news…just a line in ‘Europe’.

Could the reason be for this lack of reaction that the arsonist was another Muslim…a Sunni attacking a Shia Mosque? I’m sure it had nothing to do with religion what so ever though.

Imagine…or in fact just go back through the archives and you can find the BBC reaction to attacks on Mosques by ‘Islamophobess’ or apparently Israelis….where no one died or indeed no serious damage done. The BBC continues to hide the violence done by Muslims whilst highlighting Israeli ‘aggression’ of any nature and measure.

It highlights and goes into spasms of delight when an American goes beserk in Afghanistan but it ignores the cold blooded and deliberate murders of Afghan civilians by the Taliban.

Rewarding Muslim violence with favourable media coverage or at least, coverage that hides motives behind the violence, or the violence itself, will only lead to more violence…it obviously gets results politically and financially as politicians pour money into communities in an effort to look like they care. It’s a clever strategy by Muslims…get people to distrust or hate you…then claim victim status and have politicans falling over themselves to ‘protect’ and develop your community and culture.”
Frank

Guelph, Canada

#10 Jan 30, 2013
BBC has appionted a Controversial Muslim named Aqil Ahmed as their head of the religious department.No wonder his reports are always one sided.
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#11 Jan 30, 2013
“The head of the BBC, Mark Thompson, has admitted that the broadcaster would never mock Mohammed like it mocks Jesus. He justified the astonishing admission of religious bias by suggesting that mocking Mohammed might have the “emotional force” of “grotesque child pornography”. But Jesus is fair game because, he said, Christianity has broad shoulders and fewer ties to ethnicity.

Mr Thompson says the BBC would never have broadcast Jerry Springer The Opera – a controversial musical that mocked Jesus – if its target had been Mohammed. He made the remarks in an interview for a research project at the University of Oxford. Mr Thompson said:“The point is that for a Muslim, a depiction, particularly a comic or demeaning depiction, of the Prophet Mohammed might have the emotional force of a piece of grotesque child pornography.”
george whyte

Ilford, UK

#12 Jan 30, 2013
I am sure you will have read about the horrific mass murder in Texas carried out by a “gunman who shot dead six relatives before killing himself at a family Christmas celebration in Texas was dressed as Santa Claus.” The curious thing is that the killer was also a devout Muslim and it looks like it was an honour killing with extras.

Naturally the BBC choses not to update the story with this detail – after all it’s not relevant…right?
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Jan 30, 2013
Some US newspeople recently publicly admitted that they under report crimes committed by blacks and muslims because they know many people are already angry at those groups.

Stories of blacks attacking whites scarcely make the news, but US crime statistics show that blacks attack whites more than vice versa.
Tommy

UK

#14 Sep 13, 2014
And what about scottish independence bias??? Too???? They are corrupt and money mad!!!!! The world should recognise this fame based personal bias?????to earn from exploitation! Not caring what they report as long as it's world news who want to hear what they think !5703
george blacky

New York, NY

#15 Sep 13, 2014
george whyte wrote:
BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22707...
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