Words: Steve Brown
An Islamic TV station faces being stripped of its UK broadcasting licence after saying gay people are worse than pigs.
Ironically titled Peace TV, the station – which is broadcast on Sky – breached Ofcom regulations on inciting crime, hate speech and abuse after saying gay people were ‘dying from a disease they contracted’ because of their sexuality.
The station – which claims to preach Islamic teachings – featured one show called Strengthening Your Family – The Valley of the Homosexuals which claimed homosexuality was a ‘unnatural type of love’ fuelled by Satan.
According to the Ofcom report, presenter Imam Qasim Khan said: “Then they make laws now, the newest and most brash and insane laws, laws that protect homosexuals and even make it legal for them to marry each other.
“Men marrying men. Being on television in front of our children, kissing each other in the mouth, walking down the street, hugging and kissing - this society has gone insane.
“Even an animal that is defiled by Islam, the pig - as nasty and corrupted and contaminated as a pig is - you never see two male pigs that are trying to have sex together. That's insanity.
“These are animals. Human beings are supposed to be dignified, they're thinking beings, a human being is supposed to be the thinking being.”
The station was created back in 2006 and has been banned in India and Bangladesh. Its founder, Zaskir Naik, was barred from UK by Theresa May in 2010 for his 'unacceptable behaviour'.