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BBC Show Named Free Speech Limits Free Speech

A BBC show named Free Speech limited free speech just a tad at the behest of its host recently. The episode was being filmed at the Birmingham Central Mosque and they aired a question from a man who professed to be “Britain’s first and only gay Muslim drag queen,” only to say they would not be discussing his question at all.

In a video question, Asifa Lahore said, “One question I’d like to ask the Muslim community is when will it be all right to be Muslim and gay?”

Immediately after showing that video, the presenter jumped in to explain that they would not be debating that question:

“After speaking to the mosque, they have expressed deep concerns with having this discussion here. The mosque were happy for us to play that video, and we will talk about it on our next program.”

Which, you know, kinda defeats the purpose of a show called Free Speech, but whatever…

Watch the video below, via BBC3:

[h/t Reason]

[photo via screengrab]

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