Monday, June 30, 2014

Who Needs Section 18C


This is a dangerous idea  that will get you banned from the Australian media by the authorities and by the guardians of Australian basic values such as freedom of expression.

Radio presenter Michael Smith dumped after comments about the Prophet Mohammed

Updated Sun 29 Jun 2014, 11:52am AEST
Sydney talkback radio host Michael Smith has been told he will no longer be filling in on 2GB after making controversial comments about the Prophet Mohammed.
The former 2UE presenter made the comments on Thursday during his regular guest spot with 2GB host Ben Fordham.
Smith was discussing the recent controversy over a talk the Festival of Dangerous Ideas had booked - and later cancelled - with a Muslim activist, titled Honour Killings Are Morally Justified.
He compared the festival's invitation to Uthman Badar to asking the leader of the Ku Klux Klan to speak.
Smith said the founder of Islam was "a man who promoted the idea that it was OK to marry a six-year-old and consummate the marriage when the little girl was nine".
The broadcaster had been due to fill in for afternoons presenter, Chris Smith, from Monday for three weeks.
On Saturday he wrote on his website that 2GB program director David Kidd had called and cancelled the booking, telling him he could not "call a deity a paedophile".

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