The South African Muslim Networks’ (SAMNET) states that their research over the past week has revealed extensive Islamophobic and hateful posts by suspended Lotus FM presenter Pauline Rosanna Sangham.
They have reported the matter to the SABC’s CEO and Lotus FM station manager, Mr. Alvin Pillay as well as the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG), Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL).
We urge people not to threaten violence or react on social media in a way that is contrary to the teachings of our religion.
The South African Muslim Networks’ attorneys are currently formulating criminal and civil charges against Sangham.
The organisation appeals to Muslims to not react to her in anyway that denigrates our religion but rather to let the law take its course.
The organisation further stated that Sanghams’ posts and those who she has been interacting with indicate growing Islamophobia and is more reason for them to strengthen their advocacy capabilities as well to portray Islam in a way befitting the example set by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).