Channel 4 cowers, cancels documentary on Islam as Muslims threaten violence

Just the threat of Islamic terror is all it takes for major corporations to capitulate, give in and give up their freedoms. via Channel 4 cancels controversial screening of Islam: The Untold Story documentary after presenter Tom Holland is threatened – The Independent.

Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam after its presenter was threatened.

Islam: The Untold Story received around 1,200 complaints when it was first broadcast at the end of August, with presenter Tom Holland receiving numerous furious messages on Twitter.

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.”

Islam: The Untold Story investigated the origins of the religion, claiming there was little written evidence about the Prophet Mohammed and questioning the authenticity of many of the stories in the Koran.

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.

Despite Channel 4’s statement, those attempting to watch the documentary on 4OD were met with an error message.

Tom Holland, a historian who wrote the best sellers Rubicon and Persian Fire defended the documentary, saying Islam is “a legitimate subject of historical inquiry”.

The was much criticism however, with Iranian State media calling it an insult to Islam and the Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA) accusing Holland making “baseless assumptions” and engaging in “selective scholarship”.

Holland himself received countless angry message on Twitter, with some of them personally threatening.

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

Channel 4 subsequently sought security advice and a decision to pull a repeat screening of the documentary this Thursday was taken.

George Orwell wrote of his time working at the BBC, the “atmosphere is something halfway between a girls’ school and a lunatic asylum, and all we are doing at present is useless, or slightly worse than useless.”

Back story here.

29 Responses

  1. By all accounts the British have lost their backbone. Sadly, their government of Progressive elitist keep surrendering to the Islamist.

  2. do we all see the pattern?…they are winning. this is part of the overall plan to subjugate, conquer, vanquish & ultimately control this nation. they chip away bits at a time, until we will belong to shariah & the new caliphate. don’t trust ANY muslim! beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    • your comments are so true – why are we tollerating the intollerant?
      they criticise and condemn everything we say and do and then call us racists. Those issuing death threats over our British right to document a historical analysis of Islam should either leave the country they depise so much or be hunted down as criminals immedaitely. Either way the programme should go ahead…

  3. CAIR: Combat Against Islamic Radicals! Stop being a mouse and go on the offensive in all countries. Kick A$$!

  4. Cringe, fawn, kow-tow,,,,,Channel 4 is now a friggin’ mosque!

  5. Funny, I have yet to see or hear the MSM mention whether this “anti-Muslim” movie is actually off-base in its facts about Muhammad. But of course, truth is the latest hate speech. Will it take another 9/11 or several of them to wake up the people in power?

    • It’s basically on the money using quotes and statements from Islamic literature. The Islamists are all upset because they don’t want people finding out about it. Modern Muslims (the peaceful ones) will just ignore it, the way it should be. (There is a possibility that it was done by a Coptic Christian to call attention to their plight in Egypt, which should have a much higher priority).

      • Never trust the modern moslems (the socalled peaceful ones) either. Most of them are just most probably bidding their time to impose their various unreasonable, horrible islamic culture/behaviours and horrible, unfair islamic practices on the West.

  6. Eliminate Islam wherever you find it. Bring this phoney “religion” to its knees. Rise up America and cast Islam into the great lake of fire where it belongs with all other devil worshipers.

  7. It’s a shame when a so-called FREE country cannot talk about, via video or books, information about Islam that has been obtained, to the best of their knowledge, as being factual and true, be BULLIED into not showing it!

    They are obviously no longer a FREE country!

    A free country would allow the information to be shown… and anyone attempting to prevent it with illegal violent acts, be arrested and placed into Jail or prisons until they can be heard in court… and done so by the Military if needed!

    This is ONLY my opinion… which, I’m sure will not be approved of by many here…

    • not so…I APPROVE! & many others do too. let’s not back down…this is a freedom that our founders have guaranteed us! freedom of speech is basic to our nation. god, please protect the man who produced the film in question…we know that his life is in peril.

      • “NOT SO”? If you read my comment, I agree with you…

        … and you’re trying to disagree with me??

        Very confusing… LOL

        • sorry, the “not so” referred to your statement that indicated you thought not many on the blog would approve of what you sent. i hope i’m off your fecal roster, b/c i & MANY others wholeheartedly agree w/ your message. will this clear up the confusion?

  8. This would never had been done if it was a story on Judaism or Christianity – interesting isn’t it?

    • Yes! We would be proud & happy of that happening… as long it was all true (of course)!

      Hey! Here is an idea… If they do not like what is said about about Islam, why don’t they attack Christianity, etc. by truthfully talking about it?!
      … or prove what is said about Islam is FALSE and untrue??

  9. To channel 4, SHUT DOWN YOUR STATION IF YOU ARE THAT SCARED!!! WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REQUEST THE TRUTH BY ALL OUR NEWS ORGANIZATIONS FROM WHAT EVER OUTLET. WE WILL NOT COWER FROM THESE SLIM BAGS THREATS TO STIFILE OUR FREE SPEACH. IF THEY ARE CAUGHT THEN ON TO GITMO FOR MILITARY JUSTICE AS A TERRIORIST. DRASTIC MEASURES ARE NOW NEEDED TO STOP THIS HARRASMENT BY THESE CRIMINALS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! LOCK AND LOAD.

  10. channel 4 is run by the british Govt., this is not widely publicised but the truth is what it is, this fact alone should tell you what’s really going on, that most of the politicians running western country’s are closet Muslims! only armed resistance and removal of these traitors will bring about change and the removal of Islam from all western country’s, by force

  11. This is a bellwether of just far England has sunk; for the COLONISTS to demand and receive obedience by a national institution which serves all Brits.

  12. Get some backbone Britain – or reap the whirlwind. You cannot gain peace by bowing down to these mad Islamist dogs… they want to control and take over the country – which they are now doing.

  13. That is the problem with moslems, ie, once they were given the upper hand or control of a country, they would threaten their typical islamic style boycott and violence everytime. IT is time to root out the evil that is spreading tfrom asia/middle east to the west.

  14. If we don’t eliminate islam, it will eliminate us.

  15. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU??? — “RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU”! TRUST ME, ISLAM SURELY IS DEMONIC IN EVERY ASPECT AND ALL THE FOLLOWERS OF ISLAM ARE CULT WORSHIPPERS! LIGHT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN DARKNESS; TRUTH ALWAYS OUT-LIVES LIES AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WILL PUT TO SILENCE ALL THOSE WHO RAISE THEIR DEFIANT FISTS AGAINST IT!!!!! COUNT ON IT!!! JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!!!! YOUR IGNORANCE CAN NEVER CHANGE THAT FACT ANY MORE THAN DARKNESS CAN EVER EXTINQUISH THE LIGHT!!!!!

  16. Oh give me abreak Channel 4 ‘cowers’ ! I cant believe another wimp out instead of standing tough against barbaric behavior! The world offends Christans and Jews daily but the moronic actions of Islam is tip toed around. They are taking over, people! WAKE UP! Our Muslim president is sending signals to them by not retalitating against their violence against the US!!! He is on THEIR side! Shariah Law and the Jizrah Law is getting into our country because NOBODY will stand up to the hate of Islam! What gets me is, they claim to be a RELIGION OF PEACE yet will KILL you if you reject it!

  17. Are Muslims trying to dominate the world via Islam?. Anyway, complete domination by Muslims would be another extremely horrible, hopefully avoidable tragedy. Hopefully, the world can prevent another tragedy caused by the extreme ambiton of Muslims.

    • I have done some reading about the dark ages including Henri Pirenne’s groundbreaking Charlemagne and Mohannad. For what its worth, we could see the destruction of our civilization like the Europeans did from the 7th to the 10th century. They ended up living in castles, dressed in metal clothing and living on an unhealthy diet. My best description of moslems is they are parasites. They eat away the vitals of human civilization and move on. The rotted remains try to recover.

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