Skip to comments.We’ll mock Jesus but not Mohammed, says BBC boss
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.
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.
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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You're exactly right. Paid for by the general population in the UK via the TV licence.
To be mocked , or not to be mocked—that is the question:
“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.
Strong evidenc for the exclusive truth of Christianity, IMO
Mark Thompson apparently does not fear the Lord. Perhaps he should speak to Ted Turner about the ramifications of creating his own Ten Commandments.
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
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?
sounds like Mark is islamophobic.
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.
Satan really hates being mocked. His followers act accordingly.
No surprise. Muslims are sadistic killers and the Libs know it.