Decision – Islam Channel Limited
Ofcom has imposed a £20,000 fine on Islam Channel Limited in relation to its service the Islam Channel for failing to comply with our broadcasting rules.
On 11 November 2018, 23:00, the Licensee broadcast an episode of The Rightly Guided Khalifas, a religious education series.
In our Decision published on 7 October 2019 in issue 388 of the Broadcast and On Demand Bulletin (PDF, 1.3 MB), Ofcom found that the programme contained antisemitic hate speech in breach of Rules 2.3, 3.2 and 3.3 of the Broadcasting Code.
Ofcom has imposed a sanction on the Licensee of a financial penalty of £20,000, a direction to broadcast a statement of Ofcom’s findings on a date and in a form to be determined by Ofcom and a direction not to repeat the programme.