Thursday, 8 January 2015

French police name Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects per BBC News

This BBC report on the latest Islamist Jihadi terrorist attack on a European city does manage to include the sentence:
'The gunmen were heard shouting "we have avenged the Prophet Muhammad" and "God is Great" in Arabic ("Allahu Akbar").'
However they precede that sentence with this one:
'The magazine has angered some Muslims in the past by printing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The offices were firebombed in 2011.'
Why do the BBC and others insist on writing 'the Prophet Muhammad'? I would accept them saying the Islamic Prophet Muhammad but he's not the prophet of non Muslims. 

The BBC don't prefix any mention of Jesus with Lord, Saviour and son of God, do they. 

Ah but then I've heard some dhimmi BBC idiot explain that they say 'the Prophet Muhammad' to differentiate from all the other people who are named Muhammad. This is bullshit, first because from the context people should be able to spot whether the Islamic Prophet Muhammad is being referred to or some other Muhammad. Secondly because the BBC don't use the same logic re the many people in the Spanish speaking world whose first name is Jesus. 

The BBC writing the Prophet Muhammad are just exhibiting a cultural cringe and the next step would be to add pbuh in brackets after each mention.

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