Is it not interesting that terrorism trumps Free Speech in Europe? The British television Channel 4 televised a documentary by Tom Holland “Islam: The Untold Story”. Channel 4 was preparing to show an encore of the documentary when the Islamic threats began pouring in. The threat of terrorism proved too much for Channel 4 for they pulled the encore presentation of the documentary.
Here is the email that notified me how Islam is warping European culture with dhimmitude to Islamic Supremacy.
Islam must be scrutinised
By Maryam Namazie
Sent: September 14, 2012 10:12 AM
Sent by: Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB)
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to make public its support for Tom Holland’s Channel 4 documentary 'Islam: The Untold Story' (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/islam-the-untold-story/4od). We are indignant to learn that due to threats made on Holland, Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of the historical inquiry into the origins of Islam similar to the kind of inquiry that has been applied to other religions and histories in Britain for many years.
The threats and concerted attempt to stigmatise the documentary and its producers by attacking its credibility and even legitimacy as a field of inquiry is nothing less than an attempt to impose a blasphemy taboo by stealth and coercion against programming that scrutinises Islam.
Caving in to the coercive pressure of Islamists will have catastrophic effects on free inquiry and expression where it pertains to Islam. It would not only further silence academic, historical and theological scrutiny of Islam but would also have the chilling effect of exerting added pressure on Muslims and ex-Muslims who wish to dissent from and question Islam.
CEMB spokesperson Maryam Namazie says:
“Here’s my question to Channel 4: what about the threats on our lives for being apostates, ex-Muslims, atheists, freethinkers, secularists, 21st century human beings?
“What part of our thoughts, lives, and bodies do you recommend we cancel to appease the Islamists?
“If only there was such an ‘easy’ ‘solution’ for those who are languishing under Islam’s rules.
“You may accept censorship and cowardly silence in the face of Islamist threats and intimidation but we cannot afford to do so. And we never will.”
The CEMB urges you to view the documentary
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm8xKh8eQqU [SlantRight Editor: Unfortunately not available in the USA] or http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=578_1347455615&comments=1) and write to Channel 4 and Ofcom (contact information below) calling for a repeat screening.
We look forward to your support.
1. If you’d like to donate to our work, please send a cheque made payable to CEMB to BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK or give via Worldpay or Paypal: http://ex-muslim.org.uk/donate/.
2. If you’d like to join a new coffee morning for ex-Muslim women, please email the CEMB at email@example.com.
3. See Maryam Namazie’s speech at the 5th anniversary celebration of the CEMB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uQrBA9Gyeg&feature=player_embedded.
4. Join the active CEMB forum: http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/
5. Addresses for Channel 4 and Ofcom:
Lord Burns, Channel 4 Chairperson, Channel 4 Television Corporation, 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX
Avi Grewal, Programme Coordinator, Arts & Religion, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Raphael, Emma Cooper, Lina Prestwood, Anna Miralis, Commissioning Editors, Documentaries, KHall@channel4.co.uk
Ed Richards, Chief Executive of Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA, email@example.com
6. For further information contact:
Spokesperson Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
We, non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims, are establishing or joining the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed to be represented by regressive Islamic organisations and ‘Muslim community leaders’.
Those of us who have come forward with our names and photographs represent countless others who are unable or unwilling to do so because of the threats faced by those considered ‘apostates’ – punishable by death in countries under Islamic law.
By doing so, we are breaking the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam but also taking a stand for reason, universal rights and values, and secularism.
Whilst religion or the lack thereof is a private affair, the increasing intervention of and devastation caused by religion and particularly Islam in contemporary society has necessitated our public renunciation and declaration. We represent a … READ THE REST
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
BM Box 1919
London WC1N 3XX