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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Today's Britain: "Free Speech" only allowed if it doesn't offend special interests

From The Independant: 
The BBC is under fire for postponing a debate on homosexuality in Islam which it had planned to air in a programme titled Free Speech.

The debate was being recorded for the BBC’s youth-orientated BBC3 – which is to be controversially downgraded to an online-only channel – but was dropped after responses to a film clip featuring Asifa Lahore, billed as “Britain’s first and only” Muslim drag queen.

In the video, Asifa says: “The gay community were totally inspired and in awe that a Muslim woman dressed in a niqab had come into a gay space and was watching a cabaret drag show.” The clip ended with the drag queen putting a question to the Muslim community. “When will it be right to be Muslim and gay?”

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