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... My main gripe last night was why was so much time given to Salma Yaqoob. It should have been named the Salma Yaqoob show ! ...
More worrying was that we were not told which faction of Islam she supports. Is she shia, sunni, wahabi or what? This information would have been very relevant in the context of the first question, which concerned the current factional fighting between the sects in Iraq and Syria.
I switched off, as is my habit, when four members of the panel were all talking at once and therefore nothing was comprehensible.
That was during the fourth question "from" the audience, and after the fourteenth question posed by the so-called chairman.
In my opinion she showed herself as a rude ignorant woman who wants to dismiss all criticism of these radical Muslims attempting to take over these schools with their agenda. Even the left wing panel, without any attempt by the BBC to balance it, who would normally bend over backwards to agree with Muslims (dhimmi), found some of her comments quite ridiculous, and told her so.
Makes me think that whatever her origins, taqiyya (deception and lies in order to establish a sharia state) forms her agenda. I would hope that many people watching would have been properly turned off by her.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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