A local Muslim radio station has been penalized for airing ‘hate speech,’ the UK media report. British media regulator Ofcom slapped Nottingham-based Radio Dawn with a £2,000 fine for “glorifying” the violent history of Islam and claiming that “similar violent acts committed against non-Muslim people would bring honor to Islam.”
The radio station is not alone in making such pronouncements; Islamist hate preachers have long been preaching a similar message in the UK and across the Western world. The religious sanction for acts of terrorism, beheadings and sexual slavery are often derived from the biography of Muhammad, whom the Islamic tradition regards as the perfect example of how a man should act.
The acts of violence carried out in the seventh century by the prophet of Islam and his immediate followers, or Ansars, are still used by Islamic State, al-Qaeda and other jihadi terror groups as the primary source of inspiration and justification for carrying out atrocities against non-Muslims and apostates.
The UK newspaper Nottingham Post reported the proceedings against the radio station on Wednesday:
A radio station broadcasting to Nottingham's Muslim community has been fined £2,000 after a talk played on the radio was found to constitute 'hate speech'.
Watchdog Ofcom today (February 27) ruled a nasheed - a chant or speech often set to music which are popular in the Islamic world - broadcast by Radio Dawn breached its code on hate speech.
A decision published on Ofcom's website said the 17-minute nasheed, which was broadcast on December 26, 2016, began by "glorifying the victories on the battlefield of figures from Islamic history".
It said the broadcast also went on to "suggest that similar violent acts committed against non-Muslim people would bring honour to Islam".
The notice said: "Further, the Nasheed included a number of pejorative references to non-Muslim people.
"In particular, non-Muslim people were repeatedly referred to as “Kufaar” (the Arabic word for disbeliever) and on one occasion, “Kaafir I Murdaar” (meaning filthy disbeliever in Urdu)."
In December 2017, Muslim demonstrators—protesting the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—cried “Death to Jews” and “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is coming again” in Arabic, alluding to the extermination of the entire Jewish population of Khaybar, in today’s Saudi Arabia, at the hands of Muhammad and his conquering army (see video above). That angry demonstration took place at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gates, a stone’s throw away from Germany’s Holocaust Memorial. It is safe to assume that the demonstrators were aware of the historic context of their genocidal slogans and the significance of the place.
As far as the current situation in the UK is concerned, a slap on the wrist of a single Muslim radio station won’t make much of a difference. British Intelligence agencies have identified 35,000 Islamists residing in the country. With jihadi indoctrination continuing unabated in mosques, madrasas and communities across the UK, their numbers are expected to rise.