Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BBC Host Gets Fired After Asking for a Non-Muslim Cabbie

I thought that the liberals over at the BBC were supposed to be the tolerant ones. Personally with Muslims creating fear in the UK with no go zones for non-Muslims and with the rapes of non-Muslims by Muslims on the rise in Europe who can blame her?

BBC Radio host sacked after call to taxi firm requesting 'non-Asian' driver
11th November 2008

A BBC Radio presenter has been sacked following a 'racist' call to a taxi firm, in which she requested a 'non-Asian' driver.

Sam Mason told the operator that 'a guy with a turban would freak her daughter out' insisting they send an English driver instead.

The ex-glamour girl, 40, called the firm to order a taxi for her 14-year-old daughter off-air, while presenting her BBC Bristol radio show.

After the operator branded her request 'racist', Mason insisted, claiming it wasn't the first time she had made the request.

She said: 'A guy with a turban is going to freak her out. She's not used to Asians.'
When the operator said it would not be possible to carry out her wishes, she said: 'You've managed it before.'

Mason, who has previously battled alcohol addiction, claimed she wasn't racist but insisted she was looking out for her daughter's interest.

Mason said: 'If it were me I wouldn't care if it had two heads, but it's my little girl we are talking about.'

After the operator refused to book a car, Mason complained before hanging up.

The operator said: 'We would class that as being racist. We can't just penalise the Asian drivers and just send an English one.'

The BBC were alerted to the conversation after it was recorded and sent to the Sun newspaper.
The mother-of-one was subsequently suspended and fired 24 hours later.

A BBC spokesman said: 'Although Sam Mason's remarks were not made on-air, her comments were completely unacceptable and, for that reason, she has been informed that she will no longer be working for the BBC with immediate effect.'

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Anonymous said...

Stupid, bigoted woman. Proof that stereotypes and prejudices are taught and learned.

I hope her child learns to love all races and nationalities no exceptions.

Christopher Logan said...

Maybe she is afraid of the bigotry of Islam. Maybe she is aware that the attacks on non-Muslims by Muslims is one the rise there.

Anonymous said...

Chris is such a dummy.

In Britain the term "Asian" refers to people from South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh).

An "Asian" with a turban would be an Indian/Punjabi Sikh, not a Muslim.

Stupidity in Action.

Christopher Logan said...

She was obviously taking about the Asian Muslims who are causing so many problems in the UK. As the other groups are not. Yes some Muslims wear turbans.

Christopher Logan said...

According to the 2001 UK Census there are 2.33 million British Asians, making up 4% of the population of the United Kingdom. This further subdivides to 1.05 million of Indian origin (1.8% of the population), 747,000 of Pakistani origin (1.3%), 283,000 of Bangladeshi origin (0.5%), and 247,000 from other Asian origins (0.4%) (largely of Sri Lankan origin). British Asians make up 50.2% of the UK's non-European population. British Indians tend to be religiously diverse, with 45% Hindu, 29% Sikh, and 13% per cent Muslim, while their counterparts of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin are much more religiously homogeneous, with Muslims accounting for 92% of each group.


Anonymous said...

She was actually referring to a Muslim cab driver, the reason for this being that there have been quite a few rapes in taxi's by Muslim drivers, and it is obvious no one wants to have their daughter raped. I would not allow my daughter in a taxi with a turban driver, asian men in the area i live in are Muslims, and go to the Mosque.
The Muslim Danish cartoons that there was so much silly fuss about had Mohammed so called prophet with a Bomb attached to his turban, that brings back amusing memories.
Another reason for not letting your daughter in a taxi with a Muslim turbanned driver is suicide bombs.

Anonymous said...

That was my comment above


Anonymous said...

Can Muslim females go unescorted into a taxi with a white British Male ?

Anonymous said...

The Independent uk newspaper.
wed 22nd Oct 2008

Taxi driver Abul Malik was sentanced today to seven years in prison after being found guilty of raping a 19 year old student who was unable to pay the fare of £6.80
Malik was convicted of two charges of rape and one count of sexual assault on the 19 year old, he will also have to sign on the sex offenders register for life.


Christopher Logan said...

Thanks for the info Joan.
(As Joan is from the UK)

Anonymous said...

You should be able to request any driver that you feel is safe for you or your family. It's your money you should be able to spend it as you please. Forget all else.


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