A BRISBANE radio station may have to explain why it should keep its licence after an announcer was accused of making anti-Islamic comments on air.
4BC radio announcer Michael Smith is accused of making anti-Islamic comments.
Former Victorian police officer, now 4BC drive-time announcer, Michael Smith called for Muslim women who wear an IslamichijabÂ in public to be fined for offensive behaviour.Â
He made the remarks on-air and on the 4BC website, saying: “Any reasonable person would find this offensive.” Â * Don’t we all? But don’t expect any sympathy from the moonbats at theÂ CourierÂ Mail who see theÂ offenseÂ in Michael Smith’sÂ exercisingÂ his right to free speech…
Islamic Council of QueenslandÂ president Suliman Sabdia said Mr Smith’s remarks amounted to “a clear case of intolerance”.Â * Poor widdle Muslims who don’t tolerate us, but want so much that we tolerate their intolerance…
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Offensive? Yes or No?
Under theÂ Commercial Radio Code of Practice, a licensee must not broadcast a program likely to incite hatred against or vilify any person or group on the basis of age, ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion, or disability.
* The politically correct thought police springs into action:
Christine Donnelly from theÂ Australian Communications and Media AuthorityÂ said Mr Smith’s comments could be a breach of the Code of Practice.
4BC general manager David McDonald said Mr Smith’s remarks were not intended to be anti-religion or anti-Muslim.