Lefty Lunacy: Auntie on the rocks for condoning stoning

The BBC’s ever-lasting quest to be the Queen of the PC ball has backfired after its trendy multicultural radio station asked, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?”

It all went wrong for poor Auntie. So much for trying to be all 21st Century, the Beeb found itself under fire from human rights campaigners to secularist organisations.

They made the perfectly valid point that there should be no “punishment” for blasphemy – which can attract the death penalty in liberal havens like Pakistan.

The Corporation has now apologised – a rare event indeed.

The Conservative Woman

  • Colkitto03

    That is the problem with Political correctness. You cant keep it up all the time.

    • Reborn

      I’d say it was a problem with multiculturalism.
      All cultures are not equal objectively
      Some cultures, such as devout, sharia compliant, islam are not merely inferior
      culturally to the West, they are totally unsuitable to be practiced in the West.
      Same goes for the tribal cultures of the Amazon & Tazmania.

      • Colkitto03

        agreed.

        • Reborn

          We usually do.
          You must be a very wise & intelligent person.

      • Aaron D Highside

        Tasmania??

    • Greenlander

      They have the viagra of the public purse.

  • Benthic

    Put the BBC behind a pay wall.

    • Reborn

      Or any sort of wall.

      • Benthic

        This is the 21st Century, the method of payment for the BBC is ridiculous. Taking people to court for non payment is ridiculous.

        Put it behind a pay wall and all who love it can ‘fill their boots’.

        • Reborn

          I’d be happy to pay for specific programmes, but paying for the
          whole festering lot would be intolerable.
          BBC News 24, for example, is almost identical to Sky News.
          Newsnight is unviewable, even featuring the most self regarding,
          intolerant , broadcaster from LBC Radio.
          But excellent social historical programmes would also come under the
          same heading as BBC News presumably.
          Again, some BBC arts programmes are well nigh flawless, but
          its arts reviews are usually London based with the accent on
          leftist stuff & the “threat of Brexit” to the Arts etc.
          I want uninterrupted plays on radios 3 & 4.
          I don’t want extended interviews with & features on, Ken Loach.
          Perhaps we need a publicly funded arts/historical channel & let the BBC
          be privatised.
          Why should the taxpayer be expected to fund fat failed politicians dancing, and a woman in a headscarf showing that she can (gulp) bake a cake.

        • John C

          ‘Ridiculous’ is far too mild a term for this corrupt medieval fascist concept.

          • Benthic

            Agreed, I was being polite.

    • LewisDuckworth

      It’s a Pay Wall, I certainly won’t bother to leap over. I fancy it’ll leave 1000s of Lefties looking for a fresh source of income.

      • Benthic

        According to the BBC, it is a loved and respected organisation the World over and so it should be way more profitable behind a paywall lol.

      • Cassandra

        Just like they are at the Guardian.

  • Harley Quin

    Auntie is far too cosy a name for this malignantly leftist organisation.

    • John C

      Indeed. It’s a corrupt fascist sewer, and no aunt of mine.

  • Labour_is_bunk

    Which “trendy multicultural radio station”? There are several to choose from.

    • ZX10

      BBC Asian network [funny sound mildly like a terrorist cell now I write it down hmm?]

    • Cassandra

      The trend is now to reverse from multiculturalism and political correctness.

      The left / liberal chatterati close their eyes to this shift in the zeitgeist.

      In mitigation, it is difficult to shed illusions which have been nourished for two generations.

      Also, this shift is proceeding with glacial slowness, or the scarcely perceptible turning of a tide ( take one’s pick of metaphors).

      Nevertheless, it is a reality. One wonders how leftists will continue to deal with this hardening reality. Will they ‘go with the flow’? Hardly. I think we can foretell a major case of cognitive dissonance coming on.

      • John C

        It’s happening now. Google ‘Denham Trump’. Or any Beeboid moron and Brexit.

  • I couldn’t quite believe my eyes when I saw this headline yesterday. And what is more alarming is that Facebook has agreed to send “assistance” to Pakistan to deal with blasphemous content. Why should Facebook agree to be complicit in the persecution of free thinkers in Pakistan?

    • Greenlander

      Money.

    • TheRightToArmBears

      The visitation that I was threatened with last week by TV Licencing failed to happen.

      Have a look at http://www.bbctvlicence.com/ and see how to avoid, not evade, the TV tax. In view of what the BBC is now embracing it is now your patriotic duty not to pay the TV tax, and encourage others to join the rebellion.

  • John Smith

    stop paying the BBC TAX

    • Greenlander

      Slaves obey your masters. It’s in the bible.

      • Cassandra

        Render unto Caesar…

  • Was it blasphemy in general or just against a particular religion?
    I would give the idea of penalties some support, although not going as far as stoning, provided that it is applies equally blasphemy against Christianity.

    • Reborn

      A very brave, nominally muslim, broadcaster stated on air a couple of days back.
      ‘Humanity only progresses by examining & criticising religious beliefs.
      Blasphemy has been a great driver of scientific & social progress.’
      These are, obviously, not verbatim, but very close.
      Offending someone’s god is like offending their spouse.
      Not a subject for legislation.

      • Groan

        I think you’ll find offending ones spouse is legislated for in the Domestic Abuse offense in the Serious Crime Act 2015. it was buried cleverly in a series of offenses and provisions dealing with the proceeds of Serious Crime. A neat parliamentary trick to slip potentially contentious legislation through wrapped in something more straight forward.

        • John C

          Spelled ‘offence’, in this country

      • I would have thought that blasphemy hindered progress if you consider some of the things that Islam regards as blasphemy, for example, some sects are against books or learning on the basis the all knowledge belongs to Allah. To question this belief is blasphemy!

        • TheRightToArmBears

          Sounds like Labour party education policy.

        • John C

          You didn’t really get the point.

          • I don’t. If you examine and criticise Islam it is (in their view) blasphemy.

          • Reborn

            Exactly.
            Christians used to have a crime of blasphemy & it was used against Gallileo inter alia.
            Mohammedans use their vile blasphemy laws to stop all serious study of their religion & its origins.
            Interestingly, a top Saudi televangelist broadcast a sermon explaining that the World is flat – otherwise planes could not fly if a globe.
            That’s what happens when medieval savages obtain First World
            technology.

        • Reborn

          That’s what the broadcaster said.
          He is under a fatwah & a Lib Dem, forget his name, but is the only
          Lib Dem I respect.

  • LewisDuckworth

    They made the perfectly valid point that there should be no “punishment” for blasphemy – which can attract the death penalty in liberal havens like Pakistan.

    But, here in Birmingham, we have tens of thousands of muslims who reckon Birmingham is part of Pakistan.

    • Cassandra

      It is, to all intents and purposes. They don’t come here to ‘integrate’ as our dim rulers express it in their stupid and rather desperate optimism. Islam expressly forbids it. They come here to colonise and ultimately, they hope, to take over.

      • Reborn

        You state an obvious truth that most mohammedans would accept readily.
        Just what is wrong with so many of our politicians, including civil servants ?
        They are either very ignorant or bribed.

        • TheRightToArmBears

          For the last sixty-odd years British governments have seen us natives as the enemy, unruly and ungrateful for their running of the country they regard as theirs, not ours.

        • John C

          They are very very very thick, some of them are insane, and some of them are happy to be traitors.

          • Reborn

            Academically they are not thick.
            It’s just that they’ve been miseducated & really believe that the British Empire was built on slavery, that islam is the religion of peace & that the EU is all about international comity & British students studying in Rome.
            As for the traitors. They are just happy to be bribed by anyone.
            Saudis, EU, Russia, any tiny kingdom that will pay them.

          • John C

            I beg to disagree. People who are unable to analyse the facts, or in some cases don’t know how to get the facts in the first place, are thick, and I don’t care how many letters they have after their names from prestigious universities.
            Obviously, we agree that those who are happy to be bribed to act against the interests of their countrymen are traitors.

  • James Chilton

    If immigrants from Pakistan wish to transform Bradford into a duplicate of Islamabad, what’s the point of them coming to Bradford in the first place?

    • Benthic

      Benefits?

      • Cassandra

        No question about it, Benthic.

        • Benthic

          And young white girls in care that nobody gives two figs about.

          • Cassandra

            That too. The first duty of the government is to protect its citizens. It has failed abominably and has yet to be held to account.

          • Benthic

            Exactly.

          • TheRightToArmBears

            But it is, and has been for decades, a government for immigrants, not us.

    • SteadyOn

      Not all immigrants take that view. The problem is that many of them come from the poorest parts of the subcontinent and bring with them a raft of cultural issues. Middle class Pakistanis, many of whom are fleeing sectarian prosecution, do not want to create a caliphate.

      • TheRightToArmBears

        Most of them do.

        • SteadyOn

          To the extent that they take a view about anything outside of their immediate circumstances, that is true. I’m just not sure that the Muslim tag itself helps that much.

          We’ve taken some people from very backward cultures in which all kinds of awful practices take place.

          A little OT, but want to throw this out there. One my best mates is kossovan (good chap, not religious, drinks like a fish). He tells me that Saudi money is flowing into kossovo paying for mosques and madrasah type institutions. The same thing is happening all over the world.

          The people we need to direct our attack at are the wahabbists in the Gulf. Everything else is just addressing the symptoms.

          • TheRightToArmBears

            Too true.
            Every country could do the same as a Swiss city did some time ago.
            The Saudi government had bought a large plot of land and applied for planning permission for a mosque.
            The city planning authority replied saying they would be pleased to comply, if they were allowed to build a church in Ryaad.
            The Saudis withdrew their application.

          • SteadyOn

            Exactly the right sort of approach. That, not flogging them weapons, defending their regime and buying their oil would be a good start. Civil unrest is simmering in Saudi and they can’t afford to fall out with us too badly. Fracking is already undoing some of the damage.

          • TheRightToArmBears

            But our government enjoys largesse, in the form of readies, suitcases of the stuff, from the Saudis, which is invisible and thus never questioned.

          • CRSM

            I wonder how many other regimes are getting funding clandestinely from Saudi Arabia?

      • Politically__Incorrect

        I’m sorry to say that there are very few muslims in this country I would trust to stand up for the kind of values and culture the indigenous population are used to, especially if it came down to a choice between their culture and ours. On the day the London tube bombings took place the large contingent of muslim workers at my local sorting office were heard cheering. That’s how much they really appreciate this country.

        • SteadyOn

          I think that our government must take some of the blame for the lack of cultural affiliation. What have immigrant Muslims been told about what we do and why we do it that way? Nothing. All they’ve heard is self loathing and the sound of vomit hitting the pavement on a Saturday night. Much needs to be down to correct that.

          On the point about the cheering. I simply do not believe it, and I note that you didn’t hear it yourself. They could have been cheering anything, I spent a summer working in one once and it was a fun, rowdy environment. Even if those Muslims (who have nothing in common other than working together) all felt like that they wouldn’t be stupid enough to cheer about it.

          • Politically__Incorrect

            I have it on hood authority from somebody who worked in that sorting office.

    • LewisDuckworth

      Well, it’s Islamabad with a load of extra perks – modern maternity hospitals, child benefits, unemployment benefits, and vulnerable white girls for their perverted “amusements” ….

  • TheRightToArmBears

    Who have the BBC apologised to?
    Isn’t this Lily Allen’s job?

  • CheshireRed

    Why isn’t this incitement to kill front page news and why hasn’t someone VERY high up the BBC’s greasy pole resigned? If this was a Christian show that demanded blasphemy was a capital offence it would’ve been howled at by the Left and Plod would 100% be involved.

  • TheRightToArmBears

    Why the surprise at what the BBC does? It knows that it has dirt, and the means to spread it, on every member of the House of Commons. It has no fear of any it dislikes and that includes the President of the USA.

    On 25th January this year it replayed an edition of Mock The Week, first shown in June 2016, in which an alleged comedienne, Tiff Stevenson, said that Trump’s mother should have been punished for not having had an abo*tion.

    The BBC knew what she had said last year before he was a candidate. They replayed it after he had been sworn into office. This is how the BBC regards itself as beyond reach of anyone.

    If anyone has contact with anyone in Republican circles then this will be useful in what I hope is an almighty reckoning for the BBC.

    • TheRightToArmBears

      Once again the TCW auto-censor refused my original comment which is now as above but with an * in the outrageously offensive and obscene word.
      I will be sobbing into the small hours bewailing my awful shame.

      • weirdvisions

        I’ve occasionally fallen foul of this nonsensical auto-censor. Bin the censorious asterisk. Go with the more creative nonsense phrase a bore shun.
        ;0)

    • ReefKnot

      Sad to say but I doubt there will be any reckoning. The BBC ship will sail on serenely, safe in the knowledge that no Government has in the past taken any effective action to curb the clear left-liberal bias so often blatantly displayed by the broadcaster.

  • Mike

    I think plenty of people below the age of 35 would be happy to for a limited access as along the lines of Netflix which is £5 /month. News, classical music, easy listening, sport, drama/documentary channels and select what one wants to watch. The reality there is not the talent to adequately supply all the tv/radio channels in the UK. I would think that many people would not pay to see the PC BBC News.

  • RWP

    BBC Asian Network? Is it therefore not logical to have a BBC Briton Network to discuss issues relating to natives, or is that waysist innit?

  • John C

    The utterly corrupt fascist BBC is not ‘Auntie’.

  • Corblimey

    Let the moderates use moderately sized rocks moderately and the problem is solved.