UK-based Muslim radio station fined 4,000 pounds for saying 'gay people should be tortured'
A Muslim radio station in the UK has reportedly been fined for 4,000 pounds after a presenter said that gay people should be 'tortured'.
Ofcom upheld two complaints from listeners about Leeds based Radio Asian Fever after presenter Rubina Nasir hit out at homosexuality and mixed faith marriages.
She said that homosexuals should be 'beaten up' and that a Muslim marrying a non-Mulslim was on 'the straight path to hellfire'.
"What should be done if they do it? [practise homosexuality]. If there are two such persons among you, that do this evil, the shameful act, what do you have to do? Torture them; punish them; beat them and give them mental torture," The Telegraph quoted Nasir, as saying.
"Allah states, 'If they do such a deed [i.e. homosexuality], punish them, both physically and mentally. Mental punishment means rebuke them, beat them, humiliate them, admonish and curse them, and beat them up. This command was sent in the beginning because capital punishment had not yet been sent down," she added.
In a broadcast the following day she focused her attention on another Qur'anic verse and said it was critical of mixed-faith marriages.
"What happens when a Muslim man or woman get married to a Mushrak [a follower of another religion)," she had said.
Ofcom said it regarded the comments as serious breaches of the broadcasting code and therefore a financial penalty was imposed, the paper said.