Sunday, July 05, 2015

BBC gets it right:  The Islamic state is Islamic

The head of the BBC sparked fury today after rejecting a demand by MPs to stop using the name Islamic State to refer to the terror group - because it would 'give the impression of support' for its opponents.

Tony Hall, the corporation's director general, rejected the call from a cross-party group of 120 MPs to use the name 'Daesh' instead, saying it would 'bias their coverage'.

The decision was widely criticised in Parliament today. Commons leader Chris Grayling said it was like being 'impartial' to Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Muslim Tory MP Rehman Chisti, who started the petition to stop using 'Islamic State', said the BBC's response was 'not worth the paper it's written on'.

Mr Chishti, the Tory MP for Gillingham and Rainham, said Muslims are offended by the use of the word 'Islamic', as they do not consider the bloodthirsty group representative of their faith.

Mr Chishti added that the name also served to legitimise the fanatics by including the word 'state'.

Mr Chishti said Lord Hall's decision was 'very surprising' and unacceptable, as it has been adopted across the Middle East and by the French and Turkish governments.



Anonymous said...

It seems that Muslims do not want to do anything to stop ISIS; they would prefer to ignore it.

Anonymous said...

Muslims using their increasing numbers to take advantage of the democratic process to vote their own Members of Parliament into government in order to advance "Islamic" issues (aka Islamic creep), will be seen more and more. In this case it has failed, much to the chagrin of this Muslim MP. Of course they don't want Islam to be seen for what it really is.

Anonymous said...

Muslims are "offended" by the terror group use of the word "islamic"? Since when? I haven't heard really any criticism of ISIS by muslims. "Moderate" muslims claim Islam is being hijacked by extremists but the majority say nothing. Why? Because ISIS is actually doing what Mohammad taught and did. To criticize would require them to criticize islam.

Anonymous said...

There are no moderate muslims, only sleepers awaiting the chance to rise up against non-muslims.

Bird of Paradise said...

Quit forcing others to convert to islam