X Factor tremors in Leeds

You may have read stories today about Muslim preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed, claiming The X Factor is anti-Muslim for releasing the single “Hero” in aid of Help For Heroes – the charity that supports wounded British troops.

According to the Sun  “If after three days, if they continue, you are barred from these people and their deeds. Even watching the show — those people are committing a form, a type, of muadaat (hatred). And that action is a form of kufr (non-belief).”

A message come round ITV Yorkshire in Leeds to say that security is being stepped up,  "please be assured that we have stringent security measures in place".

PS thanks to Sami here's an alternative view from the Herald Tribune

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Mark Waddington is a former BBC broadcaster and producer. He now works for the Diocese of Leeds as Urban Mission Officer. If you would like to get in touch email mark.waddington@leeds.anglican.org

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