A BBC Three “debate” on free speech has drawn much well-deserved criticism not only for hosting an exclusively leftie panel, but also for censoring a perfectly reasonable question by a well-known Muslim drag queen. Asifa Lahore raised the issue of “When will it be accepted to be gay and Muslim?”
However, the audience were not allowed to debate the question because the show was held in a mosque. Stone-age beliefs must be respected as long as the believers are not white men. Latest examples of such beliefs are fatwas against living in Mars and all-you-can-eat buffets.
Even the National Secular Society, usually the first in line to censor things it doesn’t like, got this one right, with their campaigns manager saying “After agreeing to allow a programme on free speech to be filmed at the mosque, it is absurd and wholly counterproductive to then censor the topic being discussed.”
This is just one more example of the unreconcilable position the Left holds with regards to gay rights and Islam.This whole debacle just shows that BBC probably doesn’t know what free speech actually means. Good thing BBC Three is going the way of the Dodo - nothing of value will be lost.