Muslim radio station suspended for broadcasting al Qaeda recruiter’s speeches during Ramadan

Muslim radio station suspended for broadcasting al Qaeda recruiter’s speeches during Ramadan

[Ed. – This has to be a typo or something. As Barack Obama and his disciples have preached, terrorist groups like al Qaeda have nothing to do with Islam, which is a religion of peace. There is no way a ‘moderate Muslim’ radio station is going to broadcast recruitment speeches for al Qaeda.]

A Muslim radio station that broadcast 25 hours of sermons by an al-Qaeda recruiter during Ramadan has been suspended.

Iman FM played a series of lectures by Anwar Al-Awlaki, an influential cleric called “the Bin Laden of the internet” before he was killed by a US missile drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

The hate preacher, who is said to have inspired terrorist atrocities such as the Charlie Hebdo massacre, could be heard calling for “holy war” on the Sheffield-based radio station on 14 June.

Ofcom suspended Iman FM’s licence after receiving a complaint and concluding that Al-Awlaki’s speeches “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”.

The watchdog said that the former al-Qaeda leader’s talks breached their strict rules that ban hate speech unless it is justified by context.

They have given Iman FM’s chief executive Mohammad Mughal 21 days to provide an explanation for the broadcast before the station is shut down.

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