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TV discussion about the Maajid Nawaz cartoon issue


Transmitted 28 January 2014. Updated 29 May 2022.

As explained in my piece "Maajid Nawaz and cartoon politics" the issue of the tweeted Jesus and Mo cartoon has been causing a significant amount of controversy with some British Muslims.

The Islam Channel devoted its entire "Analysis" programme on Tuesday 28 January to a panel discussion of the issue and its implications under the title "Jesus & Mo: Provocation or Freedom of Speech?" It was chaired by Jonathan Steele and the panellists were:

The debate was conducted very politely and with none of the participants taking extreme positions. I will not attempt to summarise the views of the other panellists as I might distort them, but some of the key points I made were:

You can watch both parts of the programme below. [Unfortunately, since this page was created, the video has changed status and can no longer be watched. I have left the page up in case it becomes available again in future.]


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