UK Islam Channel slammed for advocating domestic violence

The Jerusalem Post - 10 November 2010 - From Jonny Paul

LONDON – British Islamic television channel has been reprimanded by the UK’s media regulator for justifying violence against women, condoning marital rape and for maintaining an anti-Israel and anti- Palestinian Authority bias in its reporting.

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 (...)