Simi Valley Sophist

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Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, August 20, 2007

BBC Cowers to Muslims

Political correctness (PC) is a form of bullying based upon the inability to compete in the world of ideas. In today’s world, PC comes to us most often from the philosophical left. For instance, it is rampant on American university campuses and lower educational systems. And, it is often parroted by the main stream media. Now the leftist leaning British Broadcasting Corporation could be once again unfurling the PC banner. Or, could it be something else?

The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.

The first show of the hospital drama's new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists.

To replace the Islamic terrorist plotline, the BBC has shifted to an animal rights terrorist plot.

Now the bomb will be set off by animal rights campaigners instead.

There is an escalation in animal rights terrorism that includes arson, fire bombs and attempted bombings targeting humans. So, there is nothing implausible about animal rights terrorists setting off a significant sized bomb that creates a lot of casualties. It just has not yet happened. However, significant sized Islamo-fascist bombings are plentiful by the bushel full and are much more likely than those of an animal rights origin.

Based upon the world-wide Islamic protests over political cartoons and an opera in Germany, you can be sure that the original BBC plotline would have ignited a similar firestorm of Islamic anger. When you have that many irrational, by Western standards, people demonstrating and some likely to be literally hunting for your scalp, sometimes the business spine goes limp. Could that be the BBC’s problem?

The BBC does not have any problem evoking liberal PC and slamming Western and conservative values. That’s probably because there is little fear that their personnel are going to be stabbed and shot like Theo van Gogh.

When the main stream media capitulates to the fear of retaliation, it makes a mockery out of the concept of freedoms of speech and the press.

BTW, Islamo-fascism and Sharia law enforces it’s own version of Islamic PC.

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