20 August 2007

Brits Portray Jesus As Prophet, But Not Muslims As Terrorists

This type of double standard ticks me off. The British network ITV aired a documentary this weekend on Islam's view of Jesus as a prophet instead of as the Son of God.

There was no manger, Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him.

With the Koran as a main source and drawing on interviews with scholars and historians, the Muslim Jesus explores how Islam honours Christ as a prophet but not as the son of God. According to the Koran the crucifixion was a divine illusion. Instead of dying on the cross, Jesus was rescued by angels and raised to heaven.
Strangely enough, Christians haven't been rioting over this. My first thought was that the Western media wouldn't have the stones to try to pull off a similar documentary about Mohammed based upon another faith's view of him. During the Mohammed cartoon fiasco, hardly any Western media sources were brave enough to publish the cartoons amid the protests, threats, and riots taking place worldwide by Muslims claiming that they were offended by the drawings.

I thought of this today when I read that the BBC was going to try a plotline about a Muslim terror attack in the U.K. in the season opener of their Casualty drama. They're not going to try that anymore, though.

The BBC has dropped plans to screen a fictional terrorist attack by Muslim extremists in the new series of the hospital drama Casualty.

Senior executives had discussed the plotline in a development meeting but were overruled by the corporation's editorial guidelines department amid fears it would cause offence.

The opening episode, to be shown next month, will now focus on the bloody aftermath of an explosion caused by animal rights extremists.

Critics, among them Lord Tebbit, the former Conservative Party chairman whose wife was paralysed by an IRA terrorist attack in Brighton 23 years ago, condemned the climbdown.

"People were perfectly free during the violence in Northern Ireland to produce dramas about terrorism for which presumably they might have been accused of stereotyping IRA terrorists or even suggesting that all Catholics were terrorists," said Lord Tebbit.

"What is the difference here? The BBC exists in a world of New Labour political correctness."
Lord Tebbit is right. But I think that it is more that just political correctness; I think that it is fear of stirring-up another Muslim terror attack. It's not like the Muslims haven't targeted Britain before.

There were the July 7th attacks by Muslim terrorists in London two years ago.

For hundreds of thousands of people commuting into London, the morning of July 7, 2005 began just like any other. But at the peak of the rush hour, bombs were detonated in three crowded subway trains and aboard a London bus. At least 52 people died, along with four bombers, and 700 were injured. A week later, millions stood in silence to honor the victims of the deadliest attack in Britain since World War II. A week after that, the transport system was hit again - with attempted explosions on three more Tube trains and another bus.
There were the airline terror plot arrests in the U.K. August of last year in which Muslim terrorists were stopped before they could carry out plans for mid-air terror attack.

Suspects arrested Thursday for planning to stage a massive mid-air terror attacked were in the final stages of planning and planned to run a dry-run of the plan within two days, U.S. intelligence officers said Thursday.

One official said the suicide attackers planned to use a peroxide-based solution that could ignite when sparked by a camera flash or another electronic device.

The test run was designed to see whether the plotters would be able to smuggle the needed materials aboard the planes, these officials said. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject matter.

The development came as British authorities said they were "urgently" seeking the arrests of up to 10 more suspects in the terrorist plot uncovered early Thursday morning to blow up U.S.-bound flights with liquid explosives carried onto planes via carry-on luggage, FOX News learned.

Police arrested 24 main suspects were arrested earlier Thursday, according to Scotland Yard, in what U.S. officials suspect was an Al Qaeda-planned attack.
And who could forget the Muslim terrorists who, less than sixty days ago, attempted to carry out car bomb attacks in Scotland and England?

A suspect who was critically burned in a botched car bomb attempt at Glasgow Airport has died after more than a month in the hospital, ending police hopes he might be questioned or charged.

Kefeel Ahmed, 27, died Thursday at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, police said. He was in the Jeep Cherokee that plowed into the terminal at Scotland's busiest airport on June 30, a day after two Mercedes cars packed with gas canisters were discovered in central London.
Muslims should be offended that other Muslims are committing terror attacks in the name of Islam, not that pop-culture is attempting to portray them in our entertainment mediums due to these acts of terrorism becoming such a normal aspect of daily life. How seriously can they be taken if they, yet again, resort to violence when some followers of their faith are depicted as being violent?

Show the program and, when the Muslims complain that they are not all terrorists, make sure to point out to them that many of the terrorists are coming from their own midst. Instead of whining about the programming, they should be finding and removing the terrorists amongst them who, allegedly, have hijacked their religion.

I'm fed up with the religion of terror. When you turn over the terrorists walking amongst you, Haji, then we'll talk. Until then, you can stuff your offended feelings B.S. in your Koran and smoke it.


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