'Britain's most powerful Islamic body is "in denial" about the prevalence of extreme views among its members, one of its founders has told the BBC. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) pledged to tackle extremism "head on" after the 7 July attacks in London. But in a BBC Panorama special, Mehbood Kantharia and other prominent British Muslims question the MCB's commitment to meeting this challenge. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4166402.stm The programme in question is on tonight - might be worth watching. MCB are very unhappy about the programme, and without having seen it, I don't know whether or not some of their complaints are justified. However, one of MCB's claims is that the the BBC have the goal of drawing Moslems away from Islam. If the supposed mainstream, moderate MCB can hold such paranoid views (and can also turn a blind eye to groups that are very derogatory to Christians & Jews) - and air them without any feelings of shame or embarrassment - what hope is there for community relations? (Unless most ordinary Moslems are also embarrassed by this nonsense.) It's almost as if the MCB (whose current head supported the incitement to murder Salman Rushdie) has deliberately decided to provide ammunition to Islamophobes.