Wednesday, March 28, 2012

BBC bows in dhimmitude, refuses to air program on Islam and free speech

Another nail in the coffin of the great British Lion.  The head of the BBC, Mark Thompson said the decision to not air the program had nothing to do with the content, but then says there is a nervousness about talking about Islam.

Uh huh.


From the Telegraph March 28 by Tim Walker

BBC refuses to screen play about Islamic threat to freedom of speech

Although the BBC was willing to disregard protests from Christians who considered its decision to broadcast Jerry Springer: The Opera as an affront, Mark Thompson, its outgoing director-general, is more wary of giving airtime to Can We Talk About This?, the National Theatre’s examination of how Islam is curtailing freedom of speech.
Lloyd Newson, the director of the DV8 physical theatre company which staged the new work, challenged Thompson to screen his production during a platform discussion at the theatre.
He pointed out that Jerry Springer: The Opera was a lot more controversial because it was a “satire”, whereas his work, consisting of a series of comments and factual statements set to dance, is “a factual piece”.
Thompson’s spokesman tells me: “We are currently working with the National on various ideas. There are currently no plans to broadcast Can We Talk About This?, but this is not due to the play’s content or themes.”
In the past, Thompson has conceded that there is “a growing nervousness about discussion about Islam”. He claimed that because Muslims were a religious minority in Britain, and also often from ethnic minorities, their faith should be given different coverage...
Why?  In what way?  To achieve what, exactly?  Why is Islam different than any other religion, and how do you propose to present it?  What is your audience?  Infidel minds want to know.
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