In the last 100 years, the United Kingdom has experienced one of the more dramatic transformations in cultural and social identity than any country in recent memory.Once the symbol of the colonial movement and the purveyor of Western values, the country of 65 million people has been nearly overtaken (just look at London) by a draconian radical Islamic movement vehemently opposed to assimilation, peace, tolerance, stability and law and order.
The UK is undoubtedly on the precipice of becoming a “Sharia” state as the most ardent adherents of jihad are feeling more and more comfortable spewing their hateful ideology without fear of repercussion. Islamic extremism is weaving its way into the status quo in Great Britain and evidence of this new normal was recently on display from a local British radio station which broadcast 25 non-stop hours of hate speech inciting violence against non-Muslims.
“Ofcom (the British equivalent of the FCC) investigated Iman FM after a complaint that the radio station had, during Ramadan, aired lectures by Anwar Al-Awlaki, an influential cleric killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011.”The broadcasting watchdog said it had “serious concerns” over Iman FM’s decision to air the series of pre-recorded lectures by a “widely-known terrorist leader and al-Qaeda recruiter.”
“The material amounted to a direct call to action to members of the Muslim community to prepare for and carry out violent action against non-Muslim people.”
“Ofcom suspended the community radio station’s license and gave managers 21 days to explain themselves or have the channel shut down.”“Ofcom further stated that the cumulative effect of al-Awlaki’s statements in the lectures broadcast would “condone, promote and encourage violent behaviour towards non-Muslim people.”
An Ofcom regulator had the following opinion on the broadcast:“The lectures appeared to link violent acts of the past with actions that might potentially be taken today…and therefore the content amounted to a call to action which was likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or lead to disorder.”
Even more alarming, Iman FM’s management believed that Al-Awlaki’s broadcast comported with their mission statement of “equipping the generation towards a cohesive society.” They can’t be serious.
Furthermore, Iman’s management claimed willful ignorance: they insist that they had no knowledge of Anwar Al-Awlaki’s checkered past, a past that had connections to the notorious Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and stated that they had no “idea that the lecture was preaching hatred.”
Seriously? Well, of course not. They’re “moderate” after all.
[Note: This article was written by Zachary Smith]