Channel 4 Muslims documentary cleared after Islamophobia risk claims

Channel 4’s controversial documentary What British Muslims Really Think will not be investigated by media regulator Ofcom despite more than 200 complaints.

The hour-long programme presented by Trevor Phillips, a former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, promised to be a “rigorous survey of the views of British Muslims”.

It sparked a row after it commissioned a poll that found more than half of British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal.

Ofcom received 91 complaints about the programme, including from people who said it contained misleading information and risked increasing Islamophobia. Channel 4 received around 130 complaints.

Ofcom said it had looked at the complaints and decided not to take them forward for a formal investigation after Channel 4 shared details of its survey. [The Guardian] Read more