Letter to the Head of Program complaints at the BBC, on calling Islamic Jihad a “militant organization. Sent 10.11.2002
Dear Mr Steel
BBC Radio 4's 1pm News on 9th November 2002 had a report concerning the shooting of a leading member of Islamic Jihad. The report described Islamic Jihad as a "militant organization".
Islamic Jihad is a TERRORIST organisation as defined in UK legislation (see The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001. The report, therefore, was factually incorrect and I would like your assurance, in writing, that this will be corrected on future broadcasts. At the time of writing, it is still incorrect on your on-line service. Yours sincerely