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We’ll mock Jesus but not Mohammed, says BBC boss
The Christian Institute ^ | February 29, 2012

Posted on 03/05/2012 4:35:26 AM PST by Pinkbell

The head of the BBC, Mark Thompson, has admitted that the broadcaster would never mock Mohammed like it mocks Jesus.

He justified the astonishing admission of religious bias by suggesting that mocking Mohammed might have the “emotional force” of “grotesque child pornography”.

But Jesus is fair game because, he said, Christianity has broad shoulders and fewer ties to ethnicity.

Bias

Mr Thompson says the BBC would never have broadcast Jerry Springer The Opera – a controversial musical that mocked Jesus – if its target had been Mohammed.

He made the remarks in an interview for a research project at the University of Oxford.

Mr Thompson said: “The point is that for a Muslim, a depiction, particularly a comic or demeaning depiction, of the Prophet Mohammed might have the emotional force of a piece of grotesque child pornography.”

Insults

A BBC spokesman was unavailable for comment.

Last year former BBC news anchor Peter Sissons said Christians are “fair game” for insults at the corporation, whilst Muslims must not be offended.

Mr Sissons, whose memoirs were serialised in the Daily Mail, said: “Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: christianity; islam; religion
I have seen liberals claim that conservative Christians are more of a threat to society than radical Muslims. This liberal admits that they fear Muslims but not Christians. They are more than willing to mock Christians because they know we are peaceful people. When they mock Christ, do things like soak a Crucifix in urine and make a picture of Mary out of dung, they know we'll be angry, but we won't resort to physical violence.

My belief is that religion is something that should not be mocked at all, but liberals hate Christianity because Christianity is not compatible with their belif system.

1 posted on 03/05/2012 4:35:33 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

In other words, they have seen what happened to Salman Rushdie and to the Danish artists who drew cartoons about Islam, and they don’t want to die or spend the rest of their lives in hiding. Christianity is good, and civilized, so it is safe to mock us.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 4:38:48 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pinkbell

In essence, the libs are admitting what we already knew...that they are scared weakling hypocrites.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 4:39:36 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Pinkbell

Well, islam is far from compatible with their belief system. It’s definitely anti-Christ and that’s what they go for.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 4:40:49 AM PST by babyfreep
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To: Pinkbell

Yeah well I just left an exact copy of Mohammed floating in my toilet bowl.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 4:41:01 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Pinkbell

“The head of the BBC, Mark Thompson, has admitted that the broadcaster would never mock Mohammed like it mocks Jesus”

We will let him explain that to his Maker at a later date. I wonder what he’ll be saying then?


6 posted on 03/05/2012 4:57:40 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Pinkbell

” ,but liberals hate Christianity because Christianity is not compatible with their belif system.”

The prince of this world hates the name of Jesus for obvious reasons.
No more complicated than that.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 5:03:35 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: freeangel

The man needs some death threats to straighten him out. He knows that the Brits won’t harm him so he is able to do the Islamic bidding


8 posted on 03/05/2012 5:06:48 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Pinkbell

Come on, let’s get real here. They don’t mock or question Islam because it’s adherents will riot all over the place and, if they get the chance, they will cut your head off.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 5:07:21 AM PST by mtrott
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To: Pinkbell

Two thousand years later Jesus is still getting attacked and Mohammad is still attacking.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 5:16:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Pinkbell

We’ll see how these sons o’ bitches feel about it when they get to share eternity in Hell with the demon that calls itself ‘allah’ and it’s demonic sockpuppet ‘mohammed’. They’ll be screaming for the King of kings and Lord of lords Jesus Christ to save their burning souls, but it’ll be a little too late.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 5:21:14 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

I have a quran in my car that I sit on and a bumper sticker that reads ‘QBV: Quran burning vehicle’ and a T-shirt that says ‘Mohammed sucks


12 posted on 03/05/2012 5:22:39 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

In a word, cowards.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 5:34:37 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Pinkbell

Its simple.

Extreme muslims will cut off your head.

Extreme Christians will pray for their enemies.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 5:35:20 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Pinkbell

With that said, I will have the BBC removed from my cable package.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 5:36:54 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Pinkbell

BBC stands for “Bloated Blustering Cowards”.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 5:37:00 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Pinkbell

Go ahead idiot. You won’t be standing before Mohammed explaining yourself at judgement time.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 5:46:47 AM PST by crosshairs
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This Moron sounds like a nut case...Just you wait Moron you will get yours in the end..don’t mess with God he is all powerful and has your worthless life in his hands..where as Mohammad is a filthy child molester his savage followers will face God not Mohammad for their sins..and so will you.. You worthless sinners will be jumping flames in the end,then we will see how much you worship the murdering child molester Mohammad..


18 posted on 03/05/2012 5:50:00 AM PST by PLD
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To: mkjessup

Your post made me wonder about the lack of fire and brimstone preaching having lead the world to believe that the One True God is not able to avenge or to be just or to exact punishment. How many people see Jesus, King of Kings, as the true warrior He will be when He returns to rule with His rod of iron and wipe out ALL of Israel’s enemies so that their blood reaches the height of a horse’s bridle?

The everlasting love of God was so aptly described in the Psalms over and over. I particularly like Psalm 2 in this regard.

Psalm 2
The Reign of the LORD’S Anointed.
1 Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”

10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the LORD with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!


19 posted on 03/05/2012 5:54:58 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Pinkbell

BBC needs to be privatized, badly


20 posted on 03/05/2012 5:59:37 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 556x45
In a word, cowards.

You're exactly right. Paid for by the general population in the UK via the TV licence.

21 posted on 03/05/2012 5:59:59 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Pinkbell

To be mocked , or not to be mocked—that is the question:


22 posted on 03/05/2012 6:01:46 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Mock is crock???. Who knew?)
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To: Lawgvr1955

“In essence, the libs are admitting what we already knew...that they are scared weakling hypocrites.”

And we haven’t learned a dang thing from Reagan. Smack them over the nose with a newspaper and they will go right back under the porch, whimpering.

That’s what he did to the Soviets. Alinsky has a full book on how to kill the system. The Conservatives playbook is two sentences. And we can’t even get that right.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 6:02:53 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Pinkbell
My belief is that religion is something that should not be mocked at all, but liberals hate Christianity because Christianity is not compatible with their belif system.

Strong evidenc for the exclusive truth of Christianity, IMO

24 posted on 03/05/2012 6:03:11 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Pinkbell
But Jesus is fair game because, he said, Christianity has broad shoulders and fewer ties to ethnicity

Mark Thompson apparently does not fear the Lord. Perhaps he should speak to Ted Turner about the ramifications of creating his own Ten Commandments.

25 posted on 03/05/2012 6:05:47 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Pollster1

I just listened to a Bishop or Cardinal on TV belly aching about some of the new rules implemented in regards to abortion, birth control etc.....by the administration. I was smiling as they certainly have been missing the point..........at the moment this country is governed by a MUSLIM and he certainly does not give a hoot about Christians in general, if anything he is laughing himself silly that he was able to get one up on them.

The problem is no one dares to call a spade a spade.....this is how low this country has sunk, re-elect him and he will give you his version of “The rest of the story” something you really don’t want to hear.

This is my take Saintgermaine


26 posted on 03/05/2012 6:23:30 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: Pinkbell

I wonder what the Leftists would do if the Christians suddenly dropped their pacifism and reacted to every act of mockery to Christianity with violence of some kind?


27 posted on 03/05/2012 6:23:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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sounds like Mark is islamophobic.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 6:32:25 AM PST by isom35
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To: jersey117

Dont. The BBC still makes superb shows and documentaries. And BBC America shows British shows that arent BBC shows in the UK: it shows programmes from the massive ITV network, Channel 4, Channel 5, even Sky TV.

I think Fox News is a joke, but I still watch Fox programmes like The Simpsons.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 7:58:43 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Pinkbell

Satan really hates being mocked. His followers act accordingly.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 9:18:47 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Pinkbell

No surprise. Muslims are sadistic killers and the Libs know it.


31 posted on 03/05/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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