A statement on Iman FM’s Facebook page read: “This is to inform you that IMAN FM has temporarily stopped broadcasting, this has resulted due to the regulator suspending its licence for the next 21 days, on the basis that unwittingly some controversial lectures were broadcast.
Iman FM, a community radio station broadcasting to the Muslim community in Sheffield, said that it had broadcast a series of pre-recorded lectures by al-Awlaki during Ramadan.
Iman FM have now removed the lectures from the air and would run dilligence checks in future on the background of speakers before broadcasting their speeches and lectures.
A Sheffield radio station has been taken off the air after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures “encouraging and condoning” violence towards non-Muslim people.
Ofcom began to investigate Iman FM after a listener complained that they had aired lectures encouraging violence and religious hatred during Ramadan.
Iman FM confirmed that they had broadcast 25 hours worth of lectures by the American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.