Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Compare And Contrast

The BBC hand over a secretly recorded tape to the police. It shows senior BNP guys saying things like 'Islam is a wicked, vicious faith' and 'let's show these ethnics the door in 2004'.

The police and CPS prosecute. One trial fails to reach a verdict, so there's a second trial.




Channel 4 hand over a secretly recorded tape to the police. It shows senior Muslim clerics saying things like 'Christians and Jews are enemies of Muslims' and 'Take the homosexual man and throw him off the mountain'.

West Midland Police investigate the film - then investigate the film-makers and ask the CPS to consider prosecuting them for stirring up racial hatred.

The CPS was also asked by the police to consider whether a prosecution under the Public Order Act 1986 should be brought against Channel 4 for broadcasting a programme including material likely to stir up racial hatred. Miss David advised West Midlands Police that on the evidence available, there was insufficient evidence that racial hatred had been stirred up as a direct consequence of the programme. It would also be necessary to identify a key individual responsible for doing this together with an intent to stir up racial hatred, which was not possible.

West Midlands Police have taken account of this advice and explored options available to them and has now referred the matter to the broadcasting regulators Ofcom as a formal complaint.

15 comments:

Lee said...

Another example of blatant double standards.

JuliaM said...

The police excuse seems to be that Channel 4 edited the programme down & took the comments out of context:

Channel 4 claim: "All the speakers featured in the film were offered a right to reply and none denied making these comments, nor have any of them complained to Ofcom to our knowledge."

So, no denial they made the statements, and I doubt the unshown footage is full of 'love thy neighbour' material, so I expect this to be another lost case for the CPS.

Wonder if they are already preparing for the inevitable retrial?

Anonymous said...

The West Midlands Police "investigation" was in the confidence inspiring hands of the fast-tracked Anil Patani, now Assistant Chief Constable:

"ANIL PATANI, an Asian police officer in the Nottinghamshire force, was rejected for the post of superintendent after tests told his superiors he was not up to scratch. He complained, and the force, not wanting to be accused of "racism", upheld his complaint. He was put on the fast track for promotion, being promised "priority" treatment over other applicants. In due course he achieved his ambition and was made superintendent.

But now he is complaining again - and, believe it or not, the complaint is that he has been a victim of - "racism."

How so? According to Supt Patani, his rapid rise has antagonised his fellow officers, who claimed it was his race that got him the promotion. This, he says, has lost him respect, and he is suing the force as a result!"

http://www.spearhead.com/mhb.html

Anonymous said...

Bit more on Anil from the Bristol Evening Post dating back to 2001

"The latest lucky recipient of the big cheque is Acting Chief Superintendent Anil Patani of Nottinghamshire Police. (Yes, he's Asian, but I'd be saying the same about him if he was Welsh.)

Mr Patani has sued the force for racial discrimination. No surprise there, then. Except that Mr Patani is taking legal action because he got preferential treatment and was promoted too quickly. Therefore his colleagues look down on him because they think he only achieved his rank because of his race.

This is just nonsense. You wouldn't pay out for that, would you? Why didn't he just turn down the promotion?

Hold your horses. Mr Patani has previous. In 1990, when a sergeant, he sued for racial discrimination and collected £5,000."

Sam Tarran said...

"The CPS was also asked by the police to consider whether a prosecution under the Public Order Act 1986 should be brought against Channel 4 for broadcasting a programme including material likely to stir up racial hatred."

Is that why 'Love Thy Neighbour' is never repeated on TV?

JuliaM said...

"Is that why 'Love Thy Neighbour' is never repeated on TV? "

Lol!

Could be. Could also be because it shows a black character who is happy to laugh off the clumsy 'offences' perpetrated by his essentially well-meaning white neighbour instead of calling for professionals to investigate his claims and provide reparations.

In today's climate, that would never do as a role model...

verity said...

If Channel 4 is smart, it will not try to stop whatever Big Brother organisation within the government is pursuing them, from prosecuting them. Prosecute for "stirring up racial hatred" or whatever. God,I wish I could get a suit like that against me!

Because once the verdict's in, obviously C4 countersues because it was a false and defrauding suit, islam being a religion, not a race. God, there must be tens of millions in it!

They would have to produce the 'islamic gene'. Oh, God! Too funny! Mega,mega,mega pounds in countersuits. I wouldn't settle for less than a billion, personally.

Anonymous said...

C4 is of course insitutionally committed to race replacement and multiculturalism. So its nice to see the turmoil this case could cause them.

Its one of those cases where it doesnt matter who wins/loses, we still win ha ha!

JuliaM said...

"Its one of those cases where it doesnt matter who wins/loses, we still win ha ha!"

Except of course that our taxes are wasted on this rubbish.....

Anonymous said...

It was galling to see that Muslim fanatic crowing that he had the full backing of the "security forces" following this craven appeasement.

The cause of a free society and the British people has suffered a miserable defeat, inflicted by the by the cowardly police(particularly by the dodgy Asian referred to above who seems just the sort of guy that "Dave" would put up for a peerage) and the Craven Poltroons "Service".

They simply bottled to keep the lid down on their holy grail "community cohesion", which doesn't exist of course.

Second time in a few weeks - cash for honours, where the evidential bar was raised very high, to let Levy et al off.

They apply the law to suit themselves, and that's tyranny, and no free man would willingly live under such a yoke.

verity said...

The socialists are as corrupt as any African or Latin American dictatorship. Blair should be in the slammer. So should Tessa Jowell. So should Peter Mandelson and all the other lowlife scuzzballs infesting British public life.

This situation will continue into the indefinite future, because Dave is very comfortable with where he is - Leader of the Opposition - great privilege with absolutely no responsibility. A life of manufactured photo ops and going to dinner parties. It is becoming ever-more apparent that Dave has no hunger to actually be Prime Minister, even if he could swing it, which he couldn't. He's in the perfect little sinecure.

Dave said...

OT.
Have you guys seen this?
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"1998, which was once alleged to have been the hottest year in a millennium, is now the second hottest behind … 1934."

verity said...

Dave - Have "you guys" (are you American?) seen this?

No.

Back on-topic, islam is a willingingly-entered-into belief system, not a race. It's a belief system. They can leave at any time. You can't leave your race.

If they're in islam, it's their choice. Let's not forget that, Mr and Ms parasitic Council Worker doing a non-job in return for your socialist vote.

Anonymous said...

"Its one of those cases where it doesnt matter who wins/loses, we still win ha ha!"

Except of course that our taxes are wasted on this rubbish.....

True but either the religion of peace is shown up or C4. Money well spent one could say.

verity said...

Islam needs to be reclassified as a cult. It is a dangerous construct for mind control. They get them at birth and bring them up on prayers five times a day. If that is not brainwashing, I don't know what is. They're either praying, coming back from praying, planning on going to pray next,getting washed and taking off their jewellery for the next round... Five times a day - out of, say 16 hours awake, praying and planning to pray and going to pray and coming back from prayer must take at least 2 1/2 - three hours out of that. That is mind control by any definition.

Islam should be reclassified as a cult and it should be illegal to indoctrinate children in all this overwhelming "praying" until they are 16 years of age. It is child abuse to subject children to this mental straight jacket.