BBC pays head of Muslim Council of Britain £45,000 for 'libel'
He reported a few months ago that the corporation had offered the MCB the princely sum of £30,000 and an apology for remarks made by Charles Moore on 12th March, when Question Time was debating the protests in Luton of a group of Islamic extremists during a homecoming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment. These professing Muslims heckled the troops and waved placards which read 'Butchers of Basra' and 'British Government: Terrorist Government'. Charles Moore simply criticised the leadership of MCB for failing to condemn the killing and kidnapping of British soldiers overseas: thus, he averred, do they tacitly support such atrocity. The reason is manifest; the logic impeccable.
Cranmer was incensed then. Now he has a deep, inward feeling of anger.
£30,000 was clearly insufficient, for it has risen to £45,000.
The BBC has paid libel damages simply for broadcasting Charles Moore’s comment, which, it appears to Cranmer, would amount to fair comment. And it is even more grotesque when one considers that Muhammad Abdul Bari, the recipient of this small fortune, was never even mentioned by name.
How can one libel someone who was not named?
Thus is Charles Moore rendered guilty of a ‘thought-crime’ for an unacceptable ‘slur’ the good name and impeccable reputation of the MCB.
Instead of defending the right of Mr Moore to hold or express such views, the BBC loyally pays its jizya (or, rather, pays it on our behalf), and offers material proof of the kafir’s acceptance of subjection to the shari’a state.
But what is curious in the BBC’s reporting of this story is that they do not mention Charles Moore by name: he is simply referred to as ‘one of the Question Time panellists’.
Why might that be?
Could it be that by offering an ‘unreserved apology’ and paying out this absurd sum of taxpayers’ money to the Muslim Council of Britain, they are actually libelling the impeccable, upright, honest and noble Charles Moore?
Cranmer urges him to contact Carter Ruck without delay. His Grace would be happy to assist with the procurement of a legal opinion.