Muslim leaders accuse BBC of witch hunt

“The row between the Muslim Council of Britain and the BBC intensified last night as the corporation accused the MCB of putting pressure on interviewees on a controversial Panorama documentary to withdraw from the programme.”

Observer, 21 August 2005

For Iqbal Sacranie’s response to last week’s Observer attack on the MCB, see here.

The Observer also includes “a selection” of the responses they received to last week’s witch-hunt of the MCB. See here. Read it and ask yourself, does this selection reflect an earlier statement by Rafael Behr at the Observer blog that “the overwhelming balance of correspondence we have received has been towards defence of the MCB and anger at the tone and content of our story”? See here.