February 22, 2007
MALUNG TV NEWS
The ITV thing didn't happen in the end and I must admit I never saw the final programme. I got the feeling I talked myself out of it in a series of emails. I'm tempted to put up my responses here. I've been reapraising what I think of Mr. Hamza recently. The more I filmed, the less of an opinion I had, and the more I was concerned with accurately recording what was happening. Occasionally I'd go off on mad gonzo anti-media tangents, I wasn't sure if I was actually doing comedy.
I don't think I would insult Mr Hamza here, out of respect to his sons who seem OK to me. I wouldn't say I got on with him, Abdullah is a more complex story..
The main thing I think, is that young Muslims should know Hamza preached against killing innocents here.