UK TV channel fined for broadcasting Islamic ‘scholar’ who said, “Muslims have a duty to kill anyone who insults the paedophile prophet Mohammed”

The watchdog Ofcom levied the fine, totalling £105,000, after it found DM Digital had twice breached the broadcasting code.


Tundra Tabloids  Ofcom’s report cited a programme called Rehmatul Lil Alameen which was broadcast on October 9 2011, and which featured a live lecture which it said was “likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or to lead to disorder”. Ofcom fined the channel £85,000 and ordered them not to repeat the broadcast.

The channel was also criticised for its coverage of a UK-based conference later the same year which Ofcom said offered a “one-sided” view of political violence in Karachi. It was fined £20,000 in that instance.