Transmitted 16 September 2014. Posted 7 December 2014.
“The Report” is the Islam Channel’s daily current affairs programme. On 16 September 2014 it featured a discussion about the bombing of Iraq under the title “Islamic State and the war on terror.”
I have no control over the programme titles the Islam Channel chooses but as far as I am concerned “the war on terror” was always a mistaken concept (how does one wage war against an abstract noun?) and it is language that the UK and US governments no longer use. Accordingly I regard use of the phrase by the Islam Channel as contentious.
The presenter was Chris Bambery and the panel participants were:
The program can be watched below. Sadly its topicality has not faded in the intervening three months.
The key points that I made were as follows: