Roger condemns YouTube video 'Innocence of Muslims' as gratuitous.
Posted by Roger Godsiff, MP for Birmingham, Hall Green, at 10:36, Mon 8 October 2012:
Roger said: “This film has already been condemned, in the strongly possible terms, by the American President and Hillary Clinton, his Secretary of State, and I share their condemnation.”
He went on to say: “I deplore gratuitous attacks on anybody’s religious beliefs but it is quite obvious that the makers of film wanted to be as controversial as possible in order to maximise their financial gain from the resulting publicity - which their nasty little film was guaranteed to evoke. It would have been much better if the video had been totally ignored by everybody because the makers would have failed in their objectives of getting publicity and financial gain from it.
Mr Godsiff concluded: “Because the video was produced in America the British Government has no powers to take action against the makers of the video but if a similar one was made in this country then there might well be powers under the laws against ‘inciting racial hatred’ for the authorities to initiate proceedings.”