Muslim groups are urging a widespread protest at the BBC over a Have I Got News For You joke they say was Islamophobic.
On Friday’s edition, host Sharon Horgan said: ‘The Independent described the Dostoevsky metro station… as the Mecca for suicides. Not to be confused with the Mecca of suicide bombers – which is Mecca.’
The joke received a slightly uncomfortable reaction from the studio audience, and is now set to lead to a torrent of complaints to the BBC...Right, because everyone knows the Mecca of suicide bombers is actually Riyadh. ;)