How the BBC betrayed liberal and moderate Muslims

No Islamist Blogpost of the Day today – it’ll be back tomorrow. Instead, here is my piece from this week’s Spectator magazine about an extraordinary East London Mosque propaganda-fest, otherwise known as BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, which took place last Friday.

The producers of Any Questions were only the latest part of the white establishment to fall for the mosque’s spin that it is wholly committed to tolerance and harmony. But their failing is more serious than most – because they are supposed to be a sceptical, questioning news organisation.

As I put it in the piece, the BBC “allowed the mosque and the IFE to present themselves as mainstream, to peddle their grossly presumptuous claim that they speak for the Muslim population of Britain, and to claim any attack on their particular fundamentalist group as an attack on all Muslims.”

Read the full article here.

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