It was announced today that Channel 4 television, one of Britain’s most prestigious networks, will broadcast a seven-minute “Christmas Message” by Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tomorrow evening as part of its prime time Christmas schedule. This will complement the traditional annual message from Queen Elizabeth II.
Channel 4 is (like the BBC) ultimately owned by the British government.
The Queen’s Christmas message is one of the most significant symbols in British society, and Channel 4 News is one of Britain’s leading broadcasters. This is the equivalent of CNN broadcasting an alternative Fourth of July address by Saddam Hussein.
Ahmadinejad is a bigoted dictator. The regime’s human rights record includes the killing of homosexuals, the persecution of minorities such as Kurds, Bahai’i and Zoroastrians, and the recent sentencing of a woman to be stoned to death for adultery.
Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who would like to create another holocaust and is working daily to destabilize the Mideast.
Even by the standards of the British media, this marks a new low.
You can read articles from the Jerusalem Post and Spectator about this here.