Sunday, 15 May 2016

"The BBC is too Christian", says BBC

Here's something  from The Sunday Times's Social Affairs Editor Nicholas Hellen - an article called BBC says it is too Christian and must diversify:
The BBC is too Christian in its religious output, according to an internal review, and should increase its Muslim, Hindu and Sikh programming. 
Lord Hall, the director-general, is considering findings that show there is a disproportionate amount of programming by the corporation on Christian matters compared with other faiths. 
Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, told a Commons meeting on religious literacy he had written a report for Hall that would answer criticisms from non-Christian faiths that they were underserved.
The paper quotes Mr. Ahmed, the BBC's Muslim head of religion and ethics, saying:
We do look at the number of hours we produce, and measure that against the religious make-up of society. We also carry out checks to give us a better understanding of how we represent the different faiths across the various BBC channels and services. 
Christianity remains the cornerstone of our output and there are more hours dedicated to it than there are to other faiths. Our output in this area is not static, though. It has evolved over the years and we regularly assess it.
(I thought they didn't believe in measuring things like that? That it isn't useful to do so? Well, that's certainly what they keep saying about their EU referendum coverage.)

And it also quotes some helpful suggestions from our old friend, Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra (who, curiously, doesn't have any suggestions that involve a religion he doesn't share):
Ibrahim Mogra, of the Muslim Council of Britain, said the BBC might televise Friday prayers from a mosque, cover Eid and show children attending madrasahs after school for Koranic instruction. But he added: “We would not wish Christians to have any less exposure.”
I suspect Shaykh Mogra isn't going to be waiting too long for such things.


  1. This is what happens when you start appointing "open doors" to be pushed against in senior sensitive positions such as this. I think it's quite a serious challenge. Making Islam part of a new norm is a significant advance for those seeking to advance Sharia law in this country.

  2. Truly. Just give your country to the muslims since you don't have the balls to keep it.

  3. You`ll be surprised H`ghar Jaqen!
    Don`t confuse the pussy whipped lavender moppets who dare to speak for the nation on the BBC-with the REAL people of this country.
    They might not get on the news-they cause no fuss, seek no compo and are not attention-seeking misfits-and you`d be entitled to think that the country is populated with little else-BUT-as we saw last year....maybe the BBC are showing a garter and tattoo to induce you into thinking that we crave the niqab,sharia and hudd.
    The BBC are traitorous scum who seek your whip and sword-perverts and social deviants from Oxbridge in the main...but don`t think you`ll be taking this`ll be lucky to keep your 51 states if you dare to try and take us, without your demographic bulges.

  4. UK demographics: Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2% (2011 est.)

    Yes, the BBC is and should be biased. London is not the UK, although the hand wringing BBC Exec and Government think it is.