Pauline Rosanna Sangham who hosts shows on the Indian lifestyle station, Lotus FM has been suspended over statements made on social media against Islam.
Sangham hosts the “Gospel Hour” which is a Christian based show on Sunday evenings.
Social media users were in shock to discover Sangham’s strong statements over the Muslim-based faith calling the religions a ‘false religion’ with a holy book that is ‘false.’ The social media post called Allah of the Quran as not a God of the bible and Jesus of the Quran not the same as the bible.
The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, a South African NPO has formally addressed the matter with Station Manager, Alvin Pillay to take measures to manage the incident and make a public statement with regard to the incident. The Jamaat calls the matter as blasphemous and means to promotion of Islamophobia.
A slew of comments have surfaced on social media calling for the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate the incident.
According to Sangham, she has refuted claims that she made the comments stating that her ‘phone was hacked.’
The station has suspended her while an ongoing investigation has been instituted.