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British Islamic Television Channel Encourages Rape: Ofcom Receives Asshole of the Week Award

November 12, 2010

Okay, here we go again with that question of “when is it rape?”  Well, according to an Islamic television channel that was recently sanctioned in the UK, marital rape is to be supported.  Is it not really rape as long as you rape your own wife and not someone else’s wife?  Or is it not really rape if the woman was wearing perfume, said “I do,” or if it supported the militant Islamic agenda?

Ofcom, the UK’s broadcasting watchdog, ruled this week that the Islam Channel, Britain’s pro-Islamist satellite TV channel, breached the UK Broadcasting Code after presenters on the channel advocated marital rape, justified violence against women and described women who wore perfume as “prostitutes.”

It ruled the channel breached broadcasting standards in five programs between May 2008 and October 2009.

The media regulator’s findings were based on material in a report from counter-extremism think tank the Quilliam Foundation, titled “Re-Programming British Muslims,” which looked at the Islam Channel’s output and published its findings earlier this year

What’s most disturbing is that only sanctions were issued, and the channel was allowed to stay on the air.

Ofcom receives the Asshole of the Week Award for this one.

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