THE BBC has sparked outrage after asking Twitter followers “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?”.
A tweet, posted from the BBC Asian Network’s official account posed the question to followers after the Government of Pakistan called on Facebook to assist a blasphemy crackdown.
User Neil Davies said: "The question is ridiculous".
While political activist Maryam Namazie tweeted: "Disgraceful that @bbcasiannetwork @shaziaAwan would ask what 'punishment' should be for blasphemy. You know people get killed for it."
Jeffrey Peel added: "Are you serious? You're funded by British licence payers who cherish freedom of speech."
Another user commented: "Your question is appallingly clumsily worded and implies that blasphemy should be punished in some way."
Another added: "The 'right' punishment?! Has the BBC lost its mind?" [The Sun] Read more