Monday, January 08, 2007

More British Dhimmitude....

From Biased BCC, we learn a certain phrase has become de riguer when referring to certian articles of the Islamic faith:

Watching the BBC's coverage of the verdict in the trial of Umran Javed at the end of last week there were many, many Beeboid references to 'the Prophet Mohammed', as if Mohammed was generally accepted as being a, or even the, prophet.
The BBC would, quite rightly, never refer to Jesus in their coverage as 'the Lord Jesus Christ', so I'm at a loss as to whether it's plain laziness or multiculti-zeal that permits such reverential treatment of Mohammed.

Methinks we are forgetting another possibility for the BBC's reverent treatment of Islam....the element of fear. Certainly, there are very few instances of Christians rioting when their Lord's name is taken in vain (just as many, I suppose, as instances where packs of Jews leave a Sabbath service filled with rage from a fire-breathing rabbinical sermon, and throw stones at non-believers); however, we know British Muslims can be a bit...touchy...on the subject of their religion's infallibility. Hence the BBC's bowing to their...sensibilities.

And what can get you tossed out of work for "racial insensitivtiy" in Britain? The following humorous definitions, according to Clarity and Resolve:

Islamophobic: Anyone who objects to having their transport blown up on the way to work."
Palestinians: "Archetype 'victims' no matter how many teenagers they murder in bars and fast food outlets.

Funny in America; criminal in Britain. Sheesh.


MJ said...

Thank you for the visit to my blog :-)

The JerseyNut said...

You are welcome, MJ! Nicely done!