"The protests in February 2006 over the Danish cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad took the world by surprise."
Yes they did but what the BBC doesn't tell you is that the cartoons were published the year before in an Egyptian newspaper without fuss. In addition, a radical Muslim cleric faked additional cartoons that were far worse and took them on a road trip around the Muslim world stirring up rage. And true to form the BBC are quick to link Iraq to the protests with their heading "Blood in Baghdad". But look closer:
"In the first incident in 2002, he was arrested for covering an advertising hoarding depicting naked women.
His replacement declared: "Muslims Against Western Values", a poster then regularly distributed by the now proscribed group Al Muhajiroun."
The BBC further downplays the incidents with this:
"He took the microphone during the protest for just a few minutes - but his words were enough to give him a six-year jail sentence.
"Bomb, bomb Denmark, bomb bomb USA," he called as the mood became increasingly angry.
Javed appears to have been a key behind-the-scenes organiser for the Al Muhajiroun network."
The length of time spoken is inmaterial, you can't yell fire in a crowded theather, and Javed obviously spent quit a bit of time speaking urging other Muslims to commit acts of terrorism. The BBC goes on to downplay the gravity of the situation.
"In the case of each, there was no dispute that the men had individually felt deep hurt to their faith over the cartoons.
Lawyers for the men argued the heat and fire of their words should be judged in that context. "
That's nonsense and the BBC knows it. The cartoons were a pretext to forment hate an call for terrorism in the UK. These Muslim terrorists even told you so.
"His replacement declared: "Muslims Against Western Values", a poster then regularly distributed by the now proscribed group Al Muhajiroun."
That's what this is really about.