Possibly overshadowed by the deportation of Abu Qatada, another person hit the headlines, one Abdul Qadir Jilani.
Mr Jilani, who is based in Walthamstow, east London, said in the offending [DM Digital] programme: “The matter of insulting the prophet does not fall in the category of terrorism.
“Those who cannot kill such men have no faith.
“It is your duty, the duty of those who recite the holy verse, to kill those who insult Prophet Mohammed.
“Under the guidance from Islamic texts it is evident that if a Muslim apostatises, then it is not right to wait for the authorised courts; anyone may kill him.
“An apostate deserves to be killed and any man may kill him.”[Daily Telegraph]
Incitement to kill, not just hatred. The public good threatened via our airwaves. A clear breach of free speech. So we can expect he is under arrest, not least as a clear signal that EU guidelines will be upheld on freedom of religion and belief.
Accept all that has so far happened is £105,000 fine of DM Digital by Ofcom.
Excuse me? Let me get this straight: a tweet joke about an airport being closed due to snow had better be sorted out or they will bomb it produces a court case, but someone that incites muslims to kill those that have left the Islamic faith is still at liberty in London.
Dr Malik the chief executive of DM Digital explains why even just the fine was going too far for him:
Dr Malik said that he was dissatisfied with Ofcom’s ruling because there were cultural differences that Ofcom does not understand. He said that the regulator’s adjudicating committee should have members picked from the Muslim community.[Source]
This is no defence – it is a clear breach of universal human rights that people may chose their own faith, and change it, without fear or coercion.
Home Secretary will you kindly now ask the Crown Prosecution Service to examine this with a view to prosecution. Uphold our human rights and treaty obligations not to have our ex Muslim citizens murdered for supposed cultural and religious reasons, or threatened with.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog