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Political Correctness

Police apologise for 'fake' claim over Channel 4 mosque documentary - Times Online

The Crown Prosecution Service and West Midlands Police will apologise in the High Court today for wrongly accusing a Channel 4 film of faking an exposé of Islamic extremism.

The producers of Undercover Mosque, a Dispatches investigation that showed preachers predicting jihad and calling for the murder of non-believers, have also accepted a six-figure libel settlement....

Abu Usamah, a preacher at the Green Lane mosque in Birmingham, was filmed saying: “If I were to call homosexuals perverted, dirty, filthy dogs who should be murdered, that is my freedom of speech isn't it?”

However, instead of pursuing a prosecution of the preachers, police and the CPS began an investigation into the producers, accusing them of selective editing and distortion. The film-makers were accused of undermining community relations. ...

Undermining the cosy myths of the politically correct more likely, the sweeping under the carpet attitude to the hate filled beliefs.

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“If I were to call homosexuals perverted, dirty, filthy dogs who should be murdered, that is my freedom of speech isn't it?”

Odious and hateful as his words may be, I'd have to say he was right.

It still doesn't excuse Plod and the CPS for pursuing the filmmakers though. Sadly that six figure libel settlement ain't going to hurt either of them - it's only taxpayers' money after all.

Saying they are perverted filthy dogs is one thing - an opinion - but saying they should be murdered is quite another - incitement - innit?

Al ham da gorillas.

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