Ben Elton is a comedian and writer and he says the BBC is scared of letting comedians make jokes about Islam for fear of provoking Islamic extremists. The story has been picked up by hundreds of newspapers, blogs and radio stations around the world, and we’ll hear the discussion it’s provoked.
Do you agree an does this apply to other media? If so, why? Is there a good reason to avoid making fun of Islam? Is this a wrong perception that Muslims are more sensitive to jokes about their faith than others? Or are some Muslims right when they argue ‘jokes’ are simply a way to disparage their religion?