08 November 2010

Ofcom rules against Islam Channel following Quilliam report

Ofcom, the UK’s broadcasting regulator has today ruled that the Islam Channel, Britain’s pro-Islamist satellite TV channel, has breached the UK Broadcasting Code after presenters on the channel advocated marital rape, justified violence against women and described women who wore perfume as ‘prostitutes’.

Ofcom’s findings were based on material in Quilliam’s report ‘Re-Programming British Muslims’, an evidence-based study of the London-based Islam Channel’s output which was published earlier this year. [Harry’s Place] Read more

Islam Channel censured by Ofcom Ofcom has ruled that Islam Channel, a London-based broadcaster, broke the broadcasting code for advocating marital rape, violence against women and describing women who wore perfume outside of the home as "prostitutes".

Five programmes broadcast on the satellite TV channel were ruled to be in breach of broadcasting guidelines, the media regulator said today. Ofcom launched its investigation into the programmes, which aired in 2008 and 2009, following a report by the Quilliam thinktank that was published in March. [guardian.co.uk] Read more