Yes really: sausage outrage. No, not the sausage=penis kind of outrage, the other kind.
Reham Khan, the former BBC presenter who recently married ex-cricketer and politician Imran Khan, has sparked a backlash in Pakistan after footage emerged of her cooking and selling pork sausages.
There they go again – she “sparked outrage.”
The 41-year-old TV star, who is herself of British-Pakistani decent, can purportedly be seen frying the religiously restricted meat at a country fair in West Sussex for the BBC South Today show in 2011, The Times reports.
In Islamic dietary jurisprudence, the consumption of pork is considered ‘haram’, or ‘unlawful’.
In what? “Dietary jurisprudence”? What the fuck is that? Jurisprudence refers to actual law, real world law, secular law, law that applies to everyone within the borders. Religious boffins would love to make their rules as binding as real laws, but in places that aren’t Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, they can’t. I have to wonder why the Independent is presenting a religious taboo as if it were a genuine state law.
During the film, which, alongside other footage apparently showing Khan wearing “revealing” outfits, has been prolifically viewed in Pakistan over the last week, she is reportedly seen learning how to make and prepare the meat dish by two-time national sausage making champion David Bell.