Yesterday we blogged about the recent dhimmitudinous adoption by MSM types of the phrase "the prophet Mohammed" -- or sometimes "the Prophet Mohammed" -- to refer to Mohammed. Now comes this from EURSOC, describing the double standards of the BBCs "Society & Culture" website (clips above). Noting that while "nowhere does the BBC use the traditional honorific capitalisation of pronouns referring to Christ," by contrast "every time the Prophet is mentioned in the BBC's supposedly neutral text, his name is followed with [PBUH or peace be upon him] -- as if, as Wyatt notes, "the corporation itself were Muslim."
“It is an irony that I am today living in a European democratic state and have to fight the same religious fanatics that I fled from in Iran many years ago,” says Kamran Tahmasebi, quoted in a Brussels Journal article on moderate Danish Muslims who have "had enough of fanatic Islamism and its intimidation of the Muslim immigrants in Denmark":
He came to Denmark as a refugee in 1989. Today he works as a social consultant and is very grateful for the life Denmark has made it possible for him to have. He says he no longer wants to keep a low profile to avoid attracting the attention of the imams. The cartoon affair was an incentive for him to stand up and warn against the Islamist imams in Denmark, whom he says are damaging the integration process with their misleading criticism of Danish values and norms . . .
Dozens of Danish Muslims are joining the network of moderate Muslims, the Demokratiske Muslimer (Democratic Muslims). About 700 Muslims have already become DM members and 2,500 Danes have expressed their will to support the network. The initiative has caused anger among the Danish imams and their leader, Ahmad Abu Laban, who have referred to the moderates as “rats.” The imams feel that they are beginning to lose their control over part of the Muslim population.
Let's hope so. The Brussels Journal continues:
The deliberate lies which imams, such as Abu Laban and Akkari, used to incite worldwide hatred against Denmark have served as a wake-up call for the Danish government . . . the Danish imams are not the only imams in Europe who are speaking with two tongues. Indeed, there are indications that the main culprits for the integration problems are the imams, who tend to be much more extremist than many of the ordinary Muslims.
As Glenn Reynolds wrote yesterday regarding the machinations of the radical imams and their fellow travelers in the War on Freedom -- referencing an article in the Toronto Star cited at The Corner:
Like race riots in the early 20th Century, this is a case of ignorant yahoos being exploited by elites in order to protect the elites' power against civilizing influences.
Fortunately, in Denmark -- as in the US -- the majority of citizens who happen to be followers of Islam are anything but ignorant yahoos and just want to get on with their lives. We owe the Danes our gratitude and support -- double that order of Danish ham, would you? -- for placing that wake-up call.
*Post title is a Danish proverb.