Channel 4 cancels Islam documentary screening after presenter threatened

The truth about Islam is not “controversial”- it can be deadly. But once again, instead of standing their ground, we see the yellow bellied British cowards pull an important documentary because the Islamic invaders dislike it:

Telegraph UK: 

A screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam has been cancelled on security advice after its presenter was threatened.

Historian Tom Holland’s Channel 4 film Islam: The Untold Story sparked more than 1,000 complaints when it was broadcast.

Holland was threatened online with a torrent of abusive messages on Twitter.

Islam: the Untold Story – Tom Holland with Bedouin in Wadi Rum, Jordan

A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “Having taken security advice, we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the programme Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film which is still available to view on 4oD.”

The private screening was due to take place at the broadcaster’s London headquarters on Thursday before an audience of historians and “opinion formers”.

The documentary is due to be repeated late on Thursday night and can be viewed online.

The investigation into the origins of the religion claimed that there is little written contemporary evidence about the prophet Mohammed.

It examined claims that rather than Islam’s doctrine emerging fully-formed in a single text, the religion instead developed gradually over many years with the expansion of Arabic empires.

Holland, the writer of best-sellers Rubicon and Persian Fire, said that Islam is “a legitimate subject of historical inquiry”.

The Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA) accused him of making “baseless assumptions” and engaging in “selective scholarship”.

Iranian state media suggested the broadcast was an “insult” to Islam.

One message sent to Holland read: “You might be a target in the streets. You may recruit some bodyguards, for your own safety.”

Writing on the Channel 4 website after complaints to both the channel and watchdog Ofcom, Holland said: “We were of course aware when making the programme that we were touching deeply held sensitivities and went to every effort to ensure that the moral and civilizational power of Islam was acknowledged in our film, and the perspective of Muslim faith represented, both in the persons of ordinary Bedouin in the desert, and one of the greatest modern scholars of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr.”

Holland was defended by Dr Jenny Taylor who runs the charity Lapido Media which encourages better understanding and reporting of religion in the media.

“He’s shown all of us that Islam is interesting enough to be taken seriously. He’s refused to stick his head in the sand and play blind about the problems or internal tensions that all thinking Muslims know are there,” she said.

“He’s not trammelled the sacred heart of an ancient mystery but found hints of an even greater and more awesome reality that is tantalisingly beyond our grasp at the moment, but could just be the key to a shared past and shared future.”

9 thoughts on “Channel 4 cancels Islam documentary screening after presenter threatened”

  1. Fairly typical reaction from the low IQ muslim twits that infect our societies. Any intellectual challenge is just a little bit too much for these insidious troglodytes.

  2. “Child brides as young as 8 were common, not exceptions, among the Byzantine emperors and nobility”. “Girls at the age of 3 were forced into sex in both the Talmud and the Bible. Also, the age consent in US and Europe was as low as 10:

    Will you fill a baby in 13 yr old girl ?
    Why God in Bible made mary pregnant when she was 13–14 ?
    “Girls at the age of 3 were forced into sex in both the Talmud and the Bible”. “…girls were raped at 3-years of age by Moses and his men.

  3. There’s nothing worse than making one feel responsible for a crime they didn’t commit nor ever condoned. #911 #muslims

  4. To Chris Berg (not the IPA one, I presume): then those poor Muslims should read their texts and history, evaluate it and leave Islam. Otherwise they are complicit in 9/11. Simple. No excuses.

  5. in all of the to ings and academic frow ings,
    i think they ought to get a grip,
    and deal with the real nitty gritty here…history ?they talk of history?”islam”
    its based ,on a man in a cave…..listening to….!!!
    an angel…..
    an angel….! .for fucks sake
    to discuss “islam”legitimises this as if it has credence
    come back doris stokes !all is forgiven….

  6. @ Chris Berg

    Kaw is right! Low IQ indeed.

    For your own safety you should be locked away.

    No, there was NOT sex with children, that is an Islamic cultural tradition-between Islamic men and little girls/boys/animals. All of which are vulnerable and powerless, just the way Muslim men like it.

    As for the Byzantine marriages you refer to and ignorantly take out of context. It was about contracts, you ignoramus. You deliberately, leave out that it was a contractual marriage between 2 children, who would not consummate the marriage for another 6 years or so, until she developed her menses and would be strong enough to deliver a child.

    Because, it was all about the progeny.

    The rest of the anti-Christian and anti-Jewish lies you parroted, are so far beneath me and the other regular posters here, that it is not even worthy of a reply.

    It took me mere seconds, to find the site that you obtained your lies from. I am putting here so we can all laugh and point at you like the global village idiot you are.

    Once again, Ladies and Gentlemen, these are the actions that separate us from them.

  7. @ Hill,
    Thank you, personally I couldn’t be bothered with Chris Berg aka Mohaamadman Uranusbanger.

    Sheik you gotta get a hold of this doco I want to see it 🙂

  8. @Ironside

    Thanks. I hear you mate.

    Somedays, I just can’t be bothered. More power to the Sheik for doing this everyday, and fighting the good fight.

    The alleged doctor out of Egypt (can’t be bothered to remember his name) and atif bore me with their cringe worthy ignorance and long rambles of misinformation that to bother with a rebuttal on some of the rubbish they spew is beneath me.

    However, if C. Berg, the doctor out of Egypt and atif are all samples of the low level of intellectualism found in the ME, Asia and Africa no one can really be that surprised that all Islamic countries are the shit-holes they are and will continue to be until they reject Islam and join the rest of us in the 21st c.

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