I am not sure that the Muslim Council of England has much of a leg to stand on when criticising the BBC's attitude to Choudhary. They were not remarkable for the strength of their condemnation of him and his views.
I think the BBC misunderstand what giving a balanced view is. It is not giving equal time to both sides of an argument. The time given to alternative ideas should be proportional to the amount of support those alternative ideas have and people like Choudhary, who are just one man bands with large mouths and a few followers, should be treated as addendums to the coverage of terrorist events, not as on an equal basis with those opposed to those preaching violence and the overthrow of legitimate government.
The BBC made the same mistake over Dr Andrew Wakefield and his arguments against the MMR vaccination. There were reports after that and we were told that 'lessons had been learned' but clearly quickly forgotten.
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