Friday, February 10, 2006

BBC double standards alive and well

In Italy judge throws out Jesus case, one can read the following.
An atheist who sued a small-town priest for saying that Jesus Christ existed has had his case thrown out of court.

But Mr Cascioli said his opponent would have a hard time trying to demonstrate that he had committed slander since this would mean proving that Jesus Christ existed.
Follow excerpts from Islam-West divide 'grows deeper'.
As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands protested outside at cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The satirical cartoons include an image portraying Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. Islamic tradition explicitly prohibits any depiction of Allah and the Prophet.

A Swedish internet service provider shuts down the website of a right-wing anti-immigrant party which invited readers to send in cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
In the former story, Jesus Christ is referred to by his name whereas in the latter report, as in much others, the Muslim prophet Muhammad is called “Prophet Muhammad” or simply “the Prophet”, the first letter of the term invariably capitalised. Why is Jesus Christ not referred to as “the Lord Jesus Christ” or “the Saviour”?

The BBC’s former chief executive having recently identified its double standards in dealing with Islam, one would think that it would have taken notice — and one would be wrong, it appears, to do so.


Blogger Charles Martel said...

well spotted, especially the capital "P"

7:50 pm  
Anonymous Rick said...

You have to explain who Mohammed is because otherwise you might think he is the waiter at the "Indian" restaurant or someone from a call-centre..............whereas there is only one Jesus Christ...........only one who was crucified and rose on the third day...............

9:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IIRC, in "Jesus Christ", the word "Christ" means "saviour" or more accurately "anointed one". So "Christ" could be equated to "Prophet".

rick is right, the name Mohammed is in common use unlike Jesus (except in spanish) so th eprefix aids comprehension.

9:47 pm  

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