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The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has written to the BBC following outrageous and unacceptable remarks on its  Sunday Politics programme (28 May 2017):

“Whilst it is of course important to allow freedom of expression for those from a variety of standpoints, inaccuracy is in clear breach of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines.”  On the back of the Manchester attacks, the programme gave Mr Murray his own slot where he falsely stated that “Eastern Europe does not have a problem with Islamic terrorism because it does not have much Islam.” In fact Eastern Europe is home to a number of Muslim majority countries.

In his subsequent interview, Mr Murray asserted that what we needed was ‘less Islam’. He was not sufficiently challenged on this point. Nor was he confronted on the point that Muslim communities were not doing enough to report terrorist and extremist activity when in fact the opposite was the case.
 Mr Murray himself is known to be a hugely controversial figure on this topic, as someone who said “conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board” and has often been called an apologist for torture. Even the Conservative front bench broke off relations with him many years ago, yet he was introduced without any reference to his controversial background.
Harun Khan States in his letter: “It is hugely disappointing to see Mr Murray being invited onto the BBC and spouting such views without being challenged – in particular inaccuracies that have huge ramifications to communities across the country.”
 In the aftermath of the Manchester attack hundreds of Muslim organisations and thousands of Muslims have pressed their condemnation and revulsion of the atrocity. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: ‘This is horrific. This is criminal. May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice in this life and the next.” On tackling extremism and terrorism, Mr Khan wrote in a subsequent article for the Telegraph website: “Clearly there needs to be renewed action. If there is anything we Muslims can do to combat this we should proactively look into it.” click here.
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