The chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque has claimed he was misinterpreted over remarks he made comparing homosexuals with murderers and paedophiles.

Free Speech, the BBC3 debate show, deliberately dropped the question "When will it be right to be Muslim and gay?" on its March 12 episode which was filmed at the mosque.

A furious row broke out after the panel and studio audience were denied a chance to answer, with the presenter saying the issue had been dropped in response to the concerns of the mosque.

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