Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam after its presenter was threatened.
Islam: The Untold Story received around 1,200 complaints when it was first broadcast at the end of August, with presenter Tom Holland receiving numerous furious messages on Twitter.
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “Having taken security advice, we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the programme Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film which is still available to view on 4oD.”
Islam: The Untold Story investigated the origins of the religion, claiming there was little written evidence about the Prophet Mohammed and questioning the authenticity of many of the stories in the Koran.
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