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.