Ooooh naughty Tom Holland! Dare to question islam? The religion of peace don’t like that, mate. 😦
A screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam has been cancelled on security advice after its presenter was threatened.
Historian Tom Holland’s Channel 4 show Islam: The Untold Story sparked more than 1,000 complaints when it was broadcast.
Holland was threatened online with a torrent of abusive messages on Twitter.
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “Having taken security advice, we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the programme Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film which is still available to view on 4oD.”
The investigation into the origins of the religion claimed that there is little written contemporary evidence about the prophet Mohammed.
Holland, the writer of best-sellers Rubicon and Persian Fire, said that Islam is “a legitimate subject of historical inquiry”.
Writing on the Channel 4 website after complaints to both the channel and watchdog Ofcom, he said: “We were of…
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