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Monday, 23 March 2009

Undercover as a Muslim in Prague

Hat tip: Gates of Vienna

Here is a programme from Czech television, in which a man goes undercover in a mosque to see the reality of what Islam teaches and preaches:




Apparently it was first broadcast in 2005 or 2006, and it explores many themes about what it means to be a Muslim in modern Europe, and just how incompatible some Islamic beliefs and practices are with European values.

However, the Czech attitude is quite different to ours; it seems the security services have almost all of the country's 11,000 Muslims under surveillance of one kind or another.

This programme sparked some controversy among Czech Muslims, but many people also welcomed the chance for debate.

This was in stark contrast to Britain, perhaps unsurprisingly; a programme broadcast in 2007 on Channel 4 called 'Undercover Mosque' revealed that many mosques in Britain, even ones lauded by the Government as 'moderate', were infected by Saudi Wahhabism and the most extreme ideas.

The response of the British authorities? To attempt to prosecute the documentary-makers for inciting racial and religious hatred, of course!

You can watch the documentary here. It's over 40 minutes, but if you have the time I'd recommend it.

2 comments:

Dr.D said...

This sounds very interesting, Earl, but unfortunately, none of the video links are working.

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Thanks Dr. D, all fixed now.