2,011 complaints about 4Ramadan

Channel 4 received 16,835 complaints over 2013

Channel 4 received 16,835 complaints over 2013

First published in National News © by

Channel's 4 broadcasting of the Muslim call to prayer during the holy month of Ramadan was the broadcaster's most-complained about programme last year.

It received 2,011 complaints about its 4Ramadan season with 1,658 specifically about the broadcast of the daily call to prayer.

Writing in the broadcaster's annual report, Channel 4's head of factual Ralph Lee said: "The level of Islamophobia we encountered with the 4Ramadan season was unexpected, though much of it came from communities that were either very polarised or very un-diverse."

Mr Lee said he personally received hundreds of emails complaining about the broadcast after he defended it in a column for Radio Times, where he said it would "act as a nationwide Tannoy system" and a provocation to viewers "in the very real sense of the word".

Channel 4 received a total of 16,835 complaints over 2013 with the second most-complained about show being Crazy About One Direction - a documentary about the boyband's most devoted fans, which attracted 1,056 complaints.

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6:25pm Thu 8 May 14

welshmen says...

ISLAMOPHOBIA, 2050 Complaints about this Ideology Religion, 1658 Complaints just about "call to prayer", what a stupid program to put on with their Muslim brothers going to Jihad in outer Countries, two Muslim radicals tried for murder, the BBC with Ajum Choudruy threatening us all with Sharia Law, channel four do you really expect the British Natives to embrace this religion who when their's enough of them according to their holly book will dispense with us..

These three quotes are from www.thereligionofpea
c.com/quran/011-taqi
yya.htm

1/
Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

2/
Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka'b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

3/
Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who "accepted Islam" did not feel entirely safe. The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this. When Muslim "missionaries" approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already "converted" to Islam to avoid just such a demise. However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader's promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance. (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837).

Do you see where we are going with this, not all are bad, but the bad will get the good to be as bad as the worst of the bad by threats, violence, proof of this, The Arab Spring clearly in our minds, once you stop debate and valid concerns of this volatile religion by calling the debate ISLAMOPHOBIA then we need to worry, because the Law makers have already started re-writing The Magna Carta....our Law that we all live under is "Common Law, no need to change it for anyone....
ISLAMOPHOBIA, 2050 Complaints about this Ideology Religion, 1658 Complaints just about "call to prayer", what a stupid program to put on with their Muslim brothers going to Jihad in outer Countries, two Muslim radicals tried for murder, the BBC with Ajum Choudruy threatening us all with Sharia Law, channel four do you really expect the British Natives to embrace this religion who when their's enough of them according to their holly book will dispense with us.. These three quotes are from www.thereligionofpea c.com/quran/011-taqi yya.htm 1/ Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed. 2/ Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka'b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims. 3/ Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who "accepted Islam" did not feel entirely safe. The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this. When Muslim "missionaries" approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already "converted" to Islam to avoid just such a demise. However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader's promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance. (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837). Do you see where we are going with this, not all are bad, but the bad will get the good to be as bad as the worst of the bad by threats, violence, proof of this, The Arab Spring clearly in our minds, once you stop debate and valid concerns of this volatile religion by calling the debate ISLAMOPHOBIA then we need to worry, because the Law makers have already started re-writing The Magna Carta....our Law that we all live under is "Common Law, no need to change it for anyone.... welshmen
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