A Sydney radio presenter has been dumped from a guest spot on 2GB radio after he called the prophet Mohammed a pedophile.
Michael Smith claimed on his website that 2GB’s program director David Kidd phoned him on Friday night and said he wouldn’t be needed because ‘you can’t call a Deity a pedophile’.
Smith’s controversial comments came during a regular guest spot with 2GB host Ben Fordham on Thursday.
‘The prophet Mohammad was a pedophile, a pederast, a sexual offender, a man who promoted the idea that it was okay to marry a six-year-old and consummate the marriage when the little girl was nine,’ he said.
‘And that’s written into their books, it’s part of the philosophy… the Koran. It’s factually correct.’
But just because it’s in the Koran doesn’t mean that it can be discussed.
2GB presenter Ray Hadley also criticised Smith’s comments.
‘I want to go on record today and completely distance myself from Mr Smith’s comments as well. Yesterday I was insulted by what was said… and I’ve got to speak out against it. It’s not about stifling speech, it’s about being fair and decent.’
What’s fair and decent about raping little girls?
Smith said on his website he stood by his comments. ‘I’ve thought about what I said in answer to Ben’s question. I think it’s wrong for a man in his 50s to have sex with a 9 year old child. It is wrong, it’s a crime and it should be called out for what it is,’ he wrote.
‘I know Ray Hadley disagrees with me – perhaps Ray could let us know what part of a grown man having sex with a 9 year old girl is right?
“No one mention Mohammed” has become the new, “No one mention the war”.