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|Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:22 am Post subject: UK Channel 4 documentaries on Muslim extremism are being inv
|By John Steele, Crime Correspondent
Last Updated: 1:49am BST 09/08/2007
"The splicing together of extracts from longer speeches appears to have completely distorted what the speakers were saying."
Two Channel 4 Dispatches documentaries on Muslim extremism made are being investigated by police or television regulators, it emerged today.
The most recent - which showed a jihadist justifying the July 7 attacks on London - is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police following its broadcast on Monday.
Officers have requested that Channel 4 hand over untransmitted material from the show, but the broadcaster has said it will not comply without a court order
The other programme - which focussed on radicalism in British mosques - has been to referred to Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog, amid claims that it "completely distorted" the views of those involved.