Friday, August 05, 2005

BBC Shills For The Muslim Terrorist Crowd

The BBC ran a show on terrorism and delibately stocked the audience full of Muslims. BBC viewers are angry. From Little Green Footballs:

The BBC has explained why there was a deliberately disproportionate number of Muslims in a studio audience for a news special on terrorism, in the wake of audience complaints.

Dozens of viewers emailed or called to complain that the audience for Questions of Security: A BBC News Special, did not reflect UK society as a whole.

The complainants, more than 50 of who got in touch, also said the audience seemed too critical of the police and security services with no obvious counter viewpoints.

Some viewers felt that the audience selection for the show, broadcast on BBC One on 28 July and hosted by Huw Edwards, did not meet the rigid guidelines usually followed by Question Time.


One viewer said: "I felt that the audience for this programme was not representative of the British public.

"What methodology was used to recruit the audience? And why were the views and concerns of the victims of the bombings, as well as the wider public, commuters, etc, so downplayed?"

Another said: "I assumed that this programme was for serious consumption by the whole UK, but yet again the BBC made up a studio audience with an ethnic mix reflecting that of south east London rather than the UK as a whole."

A third added: "I do not pay my licence fee to watch a unrepresentative Muslim audience like this."

Here's the BBC's explanation:

In response, BBC Head of Political Programmes Sue Inglish said: "As Huw Edwards explained at the start of the programme, the studio audience was made up of a variety of people from a range of communities, particularly those most affected by the questions we were discussing in the wake of the bombings of 7 July and the incidents on 21 July.

"The audience was selected to ensure that there would be a wide-ranging discussion on the key issues like police powers, the role of Muslim leaders in condemning the attacks and preventing more terror, the effect of the Iraq war, asylum procedures and so on.

"In order to ensure a range of voices on these issues, the studio audience contained a higher proportion of Muslims in the audience than in the population as a whole - around 15% of the audience as opposed to 2.7% in the country as a whole and 8.4% in London according to the 2001 census.

Charles comment:

Interesting that the ones the BBC sees as “most affected by the bombings” ... are not the targets.

It really would be a good idea for Muslims to stop complaining about the way they are being treated, and instead focus on helping us route out the terrorists who live in their communities. If Muslims don't stop complaining and start helping they are going to lose the trust of the societies in which they live.

Here are some suggestions of some concrete steps

1) start by contacting Christian churches, Jewish Synagogues, and Mormon Temples down to their mosques for a day of gathering up the hate material, and carting it to the recycling plant.

2) call the FBI every time they hear of Islamist terrorists recruiting people on campus or in a Mosque.

3) eject Imams and other speakers from Mosques when you hear them say things like this and this.

When mainstream Muslims start taking strong action against such hatred, then they can expect the level of respect for their community to rise dramatically. Until then, they can expect suspicion.