“Yesterday, Professor Anthony Glees, of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said: ‘If a BBC executive makes a programme that’s notorious and then the BBC promotes them, it tells me that the BBC has in that area lost its moral compass.”
The BBC hasn’t lost its moral compass. Its moral compass is just turned the wrong way. The BBC is actively promoting jihad terror and the destruction of free Britain. It ought to be treated the way a British office of Goebbels’ propaganda network would have been treated during World War II.
And the British people have to pay for this abuse.
“Muslim BBC boss who put an Islamic State backer on a reality show is rewarded with a promotion as she becomes head of religious TV,” by Katherine Rushton, Daily Mail, February 25, 2017:
The executive who put a terror sympathiser on TV now heads BBC religious programming on screen.
Fatima Salaria provoked uproar by giving Anthony Small a platform on Muslims Like Us, a reality-style show.
The convicted fraudster and former boxing champion, now known as Abdul Haqq, was a member of hate preacher Anjem Choudary’s inner circle.
He had previously expressed support for Islamic State but was cleared last year of trying to join the terror group.
Mrs Salaria, who is a Muslim, argued in December that it was important to hear ‘authentic voices from a range of backgrounds’ so viewers could ‘gain fresh insights and not just have their prejudices confirmed’.
Since then she has been quietly named commissioning editor for ethics and religion. This puts her in charge of all the BBC’s religious content on TV, including Songs of Praise and An Island Parish.
It is the second time the BBC has put a Muslim in charge of religious television programming.
Yesterday, Professor Anthony Glees, of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said: ‘If a BBC executive makes a programme that’s notorious and then the BBC promotes them, it tells me that the BBC has in that area lost its moral compass.
‘People will obviously think that this lady is more sympathetic to extremism and was trying to mainstream it in Muslims Like Us.
‘I thought the programme was deeply offensive to British Muslims as well as anyone else because it implied that an Islamist was a “Muslim like us”.
‘That programme gained a lot of notoriety and I find it extraordinary if notoriety is now an essential qualification for a senior role at the BBC. The fact that she is a Muslim is neither here nor there.’
In 2009, the corporation faced a backlash over its decision to make Aaqil Ahmed head of religion and ethics across all of the broadcaster’s output. More than 100 people complained, arguing that the BBC’s head of religion should be a Christian given it is the UK’s main faith….