Muslim FM radio station broadcast 25 hours of Al Qaeda speeches calling for a holy war ‘by mistake’

A Muslim radio station broadcast lectures by an Al Qaeda terror leader calling for holy war.

Iman FM transmitted 25 hours of sermons from Anwar Al-Awlaki, a hate preacher killed by a US drone strike in 2011.

A complaint was made to Ofcom, which has suspended the Sheffield-based station’s licence.

The watchdog said the material ‘amounted to a direct call to action to members of the Muslim community to prepare for and carry out violent action against non-Muslim people’.

h/t JEH

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  • Yes, it certainly was a mistake.

    • Editor

      An honest mistake at that. What radio station doesn’t have 25 hours of Anwar Al-Awlaki al qaeda speeches just lying around. Press one wrong button and boom, 25 hours of hate speech go to air. Could happen to anyone really . . .

      • Oh, hell, I have twenty-five hours of al-Awlaki’s gardening tips on my devices!

        • Editor

          I have that too! Isn’t his podcast on “planting” IEDs just great.

          • I’d heard that if you plant them next to nasturtiums, it keeps the bugs away.

    • Could happen to anyone!

  • Liberal Progressive

    What’s wrong with that? It’s no different that what is preached from the Holy Quran every Friday at all the mosques. It’s Islamophobic to criticize a religion!

    • Editor

      ” It’s Islamophobic to criticize a religion! ”
      I’m both impressed and scared by the nuanced, apparently logical obfuscation in that sentence.

      • Liberal Progressive

        You just need to watch more CBC and listen to our government more!

  • Exile1981

    They are just sorry they got caught

  • Tooth&Claw

    It was no mistake. Count on it.