News Brief 8/22/2013, Elul 16, 5773
UK Islamic TV Station Fined for Encouraging Murder
Noor TV, an Islamic television station which broadcasts from the UK, has been fined £85,000 (more than $130,000) for comments inciting murder made by one of its presenters during a call-in show.
In December, Ofcom - Britain's media regulating body - ruled that the station had breached broadcasting codes after Presenter Allama Muhammad Farooq Nizami urged Muslims to murder anyone who disrespects the Islamic prophet Mohammed.
"There is absolutely no doubt about it that the punishment for the person who shows disrespect for the Prophet is death."