BBC Free Speech Show Stops Gay Debate After Muslim Objections

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


No Homo!

The feminism debate probably doesn’t have a bright future either. Once again British lefties are coming up against the fact that Islam is incompatible with free speech and minority rights.

BBC Three’s Free Speech programme was broadcast from Birmingham Central Mosque last night, and one of the topics set to be debated was homosexuality and Islam.

A short clip was broadcast, featuring Asifa Lahore, Britain’s “first and only” gay Muslim drag queen. The topic had “the most comments on the audience questions page”, but this was still not enough for the BBC ‘Free Speech’ programme to force the issue with its venue hosts, the Birmingham Central Mosque.

As the clip ended, host Rick Edwards announced, “We were going to debate that question but today after speaking to the mosque they have expressed deep concerns with having this discussion here… so we’ll move on to our next question”.

Twitter users expressed their anger, with one claiming: “So the mosque hosting #FreeSpeech are “uncomfortable” with a question about gay Muslims? Kind of defeats the point of a show with that title”.

The left doesn’t really believe in free speech except insofar as it advances its agenda and gays come after Muslims on the Victim Value Index. The left believes in gender equality or gay rights only until Muslims object.

  • nopeacenow

    I can’t wait until the free speech debate comes to North America. I would love to see the feminists, gays and Muslims fight it out to see who is the greater victim.

    • Lance Grant

      Seems to me the ones crying “victim” most these days are the hetero white “Christians”.

      • Notalibfool

        Let me guess, you believe in that “white privilege” horsepoop.

        Slither back to your dorm room, smoke some more weed, read another “Dr” Allan Johnson book, and leave us alone.

        • Lance Grant

          LMAO you have just negated any validity in your point by acting childish and using playground taunts. How very sad a person you must be not to have a single educated response to a legitimate claim. More power to you if you choose to live in ignorance. Let’s hope your ilk die off soon.

          • Notalibfool

            Ah, did I rain on your parade, Lance?

            You want my ilk to die, huh? So thoughtful and intelligent of you. :)

          • Lance Grant

            HAHAHA “rain on my parade”? No, you didn’t. I don’t let ignorance bring me down. But thank you for your interest in my “parade”. Have a gay day!

          • Notalibfool

            So you want my ilk to die and then want me to have a gay day, or is it vice versa?

            Got any more childish playground taunts, little Lancy? :)

          • Lance Grant

            LOL That’s precious.

          • Notalibfool

            Thanks! :)

          • glpage

            Of course you don’t let ignorance bring you down, being ignorant tends to make understanding your ignorance an oxymoron.

          • Notalibfool

            Maybe being ignorant is Lance’s bliss.

          • UCSPanther

            And here, we have the declining intellect of the left on full display.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Lancey,

            Have a teabag day!

          • UCSPanther

            These idiots confuse “education” with “indoctrination”. They’ll get a hard dose of reality soon enough.

          • Notalibfool

            They deserve that hard dose of reality. When it happens they will still blame it all on conservatives.

          • Davros11

            Lance Grant is a fool, don’t waste your time on “THOSE” types of people, and you know what i mean by “THOSE” people. They are wasting our precious air, by the way if anybodys “ILK” die off it will be liberal scum….

          • UCSPanther

            You have a much bigger problem, tough guy.
            Your ideology is colliding with multiculturalism, and you are going to get a very nasty surprise when you see how other cultures regard feminism and homosexuality.

          • Squibbs

            Ahh there’s that progressive tolerance I’ve come to expect. Islam OK, Christianity is worse, go die if you disagree. Useful idiot.

          • Notalibfool

            Isn’t it funny how peaceful and intelligent leftists such as Lance wish death upon anyone who disagrees with them?

            “Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”

          • Daniel Greenfield

            One thing is not like the other.

            “LMAO you have just negated any validity in your point by acting childish and using playground taunts.”

            “HAHAHA “rain on my parade”?”

            “Let’s hope your ilk die off soon.”

          • Drakken

            Please by all means, go to a muslim country and show them what leftist liberalism is all about, I’ll grab a bourbon and watch. I am absolutely positive that those muslims will show you a very good time and show you what tolerance is all about.

          • NAHALKIDES

            I’ll echo AZ – please journey to any Muslim-majority country and flaunt your gay “rights” agenda over there. Better make sure your life insurance is paid up before you go, though. And you might want to remember, in your last moments on this earth, that tolerance is a virtue only according to the values of the West – the largely white, heterosexual, Christian West.

      • Squibbs

        Left wing apologist alert.

      • NAHALKIDES

        Perhaps that’s because the ruling Leftist elite is doing its best to attack the heterosexual, the white, and the Christian.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Seems to me the ones crying “victim” most these days are Muslims – especially while they are stabbing, beheading, shooting, hijacking, bombing, firing rockets, stoning girls to death, hanging homosexuals.
        .

    • hashimoto

      Bravo

  • Ax2root

    HahahahA …HYPOCRISY of devil revealed for ALL LEFTISTS TO SEE

  • DogmaelJones1

    Basically, choosing a mosque for such a show was a super dumb idea, but that’s because the Left is congenitally dumb anyway, way down there with Muslims on the IQ scale. Muslims might have an excuse for being so dumb and hostile, what with all those first and second cousin marriages and their shrinking and corrupted gene pools. With the Left, however, it’s a matter of being dumb and hostile by choice.

  • Kaisa Katri Ahtaja

    Why can´t people just live and let live?

    • UCSPanther

      That’s because a lot of cultures have laws on their books that forbid homosexuality, and multiculturalism has been importing them…

    • Davros11

      because there are people out there who want to control others, either through religion, politics, or “SUPPOSED” social justice.

  • Race_Dissident

    Since BBC has a lone show dedicated to free speech, does this mean their other shows foreclose it? I suspect the answer is yes.

  • Squibbs

    Is the left starting to acknowledge reality yet, our are they still stuck on the whole postmodern relativist kumbaya thing?

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    Must cater to the unhinged savages.

  • AZ

    Ppl react just like TPB (NWO) planned them to react. Wonderful, real specialist on the topic of mind programming they are. Everything that’s happening now goes along just the NWO-group planned it . We’re at eacht other’s throat !!!

  • wileyvet

    Now there’s a claim to fame. Britain’s first and only gay muslim drag queen. Filled a niche I guess. So if you are gay and a drag queen, why and or how are you still a Muslim? And does it just entail wearing a flashier Burka with lots of sequins and size thirteen pumps?

  • sickntired

    Wow… Smart! Let’s have a debate on free speech at a Mosque…. lol Because we all know that the gathering place of the religion of peace is the perfect place to discuss other people’s views and beliefs.