Because nothing uttered by a Muslim that has later come under scrutiny from non-Muslims has ever been taken in context. An update on this story. “Mosque show maker plans legal action,” from The Guardian:
The documentary maker cleared by regulators of misleadingly editing a Channel 4
programme about extreme Islamic preachers is considering legal action.
David Henshaw, the managing director of Hardcash Productions which made the
Dispatches film Undercover Mosque , said he was still “very, very angry”.
With the backing of Channel 4 he hoped to launch a libel action against the
West Midlands police and a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer who was quoted in a joint press release accusing Hardcash Productions of “completely distorting” what some of the preachers
were saying. The media regulator dismissed the complaint saying it was a legitimate investigation.
“Hardcash’s reputation has been severely damaged and it was a good reputation,”
Henshaw told the Guardian. “The Ofcom judgment is great. But damage was done that day in
August, huge damage.”
The programme, which took nine months to make, went undercover in several mosques in the Midlands and showed examples of preachers calling for homosexuals to be
killed, espousing male supremacy, condemning non-Muslims and predicting jihad.
Henshaw said: “A lot of these mosques were apparently committed to inter-faith
dialogue. Yet what was going on on a very regular basis was pretty uncompromising, hardline, anti-semitic, homophobic, misogynist preaching.”
Well, at least it wasn’t Islamophobic. That would be over the line, you see.