The BBC has since backtracked and apologized, but if there had been no uproar, the question would have stood unchallenged. It shows how Sharia principles are slowly being mainstreamed in Britain. One critic wrote: “If today @BBC talking about punishments for #blasphemy in Britain with 6% of population #Muslim what’s our future in 30 years?” Indeed.
“Muslim presenter sparks uproar as she asks BBC Asian Network Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?,'” by Charlie Moore, Mailonline, March 18, 2017:
A video posted on its account shows Muslim activist Shazia Awan asking followers to get in touch and offer their opinions on how blasphemy should be dealt with.
Her assumption that blasphemy – which is still punishable by death in some Muslim countries – should also be punished in Britain shocked many viewers.
Paul Joseph fumed: ‘There should be no punishment for ‘blasphemy’. It’s the 21st century for f***s sake. BBC is CANCER.’
Incredulous Ali A. Rivaz asked: ‘Is this a serious question?’
Another wrote: ‘If today @BBC talking about punishments for #blasphemy in Britain with 6% of population #Muslim what’s our future in 30 years?’
And Safiya Alfaris wrote: ‘There should be no punishment of blasphemy… instead punish those who scare children into believing they’ll burn in hell.’
Asia Network’s video came after Pakistan asked Facebook to help it crack down on ‘blasphemous content’ as Pakistanis ‘badmouthed’ Islam online….
The BBC today apologised, writing on Twitter: ‘Apologies for poorly worded question from Asia Network yday. Q was in context of Pak asking FB to help we shd have made that clear.’
‘We never intend to imply Blasphemy should be punished. Provocative question that got it wrong.’…