BBC Style Guide Tells Journos: Mohammed Is ‘The Prophet’, No Mention For ‘Son Of God’ Jesus

Source: BBC Style Guide Tells Journos: Mohammed Is ‘The Prophet’, No Mention For ‘Son Of God’ Jesus

Journalists at the BBC should refer to Mohammed as “the Prophet”, according to the corporation’s in-house style guide.

Under the section labelled “Muhammad”, the guide says: “For the founder of Islam, our style is the Prophet Muhammad; at second reference Muhammad or the Prophet.”

This advice is repeated in the sections on “Arabic names” and “Islam”.

The assertion that Mohammed is “the Prophet”, with a capital P, will likely cause controversy. While followers of Islam believe him to be the last prophet sent by God – Christians, Jews, atheists and followers of other religions do not regard him as a prophet at all.

There are also questions over whether Mohammed and Islam are being given special treatment in the style guide, which does not tell journalists how to refer to significant figures from other religions.

It does not, for example, tell staff to refer to Jesus as “Son of God”, “Our Lord” or “The Messiah”, nor does it say to call the Buddha by any of his Ten Titles, or offer any advice on how to refer to holy figures from Hinduism or Sikhism.

The guide also teaches journalists how to refer to non-believers of Islam, stating: “The Islamic concept of unbelief, of being outside Islam, is kufr. An unbeliever is a kafir – the plural is kuffar. However, in a direct quote ‘kafirs’ is acceptable.”

This is not the first controversy the BBC has found itself in over the subject of Islam. In November, it used the words “hateful”, “Islamophobic” and “bad timing” to describe a hashtag used by atheist ex-Muslims to explain why they left the faith.

Former Muslims tweeted under #ExMuslimBecause, expressing views such as “I know being a woman doesn’t make me lesser” and “I couldn’t handle hearing my own family say that Shi’as, my neighbours and best friends, are kuffar”.

However, a BBC programme on the hashtag featured two male Muslim “community experts” calling it “problematic ” and “hateful”.

Yesterday, Breitbart London reported how the BBC’s style guide also tells journalists to avoid using the term “pro-life” to refer to campaigners against abortion, but encouraged the use of “pro-choice” to refer to their opponents.

Pro-life campaigners called it “an utterly shameless example of institutional bias against the right-to-life movement, and for the abortion lobby.”

UK: Govt lease enforces sharia law, MPs could lose access to alcohol

Source: If MPs move to Department of Health building Sharia Law will ban bars | Daily Mail Online h/t Jihad Watch

MPs could be forced to stop drinking alcohol when they move out of the Palace of Westminster while it undergoes much-needed repairs over the next decade – because of Sharia law.

Earlier this week plans were revealed for MPs to be rehoused in a temporary chamber in a courtyard in the Department of Health, but it has emerged that the building is governed by Islamic law.

The building, located at 79 Whitehall, was quietly transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014.

Under terms of the lease, alcohol is one of the activities banned on the premises, according to The Times

A Whitehall official told the newspaper: ‘It’s true. If MPs want to use Richmond House they’d better give up any hopes it will include a bar.’

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said he was outraged to discover that parts of Whitehall was being ruled by Islamic law.

‘I do find it unbelievable government buildings are governed by Sharia law,’ he told MailOnline.

‘I don’t see the bars as being an essential part of Parliament but it’s the principle that matters.

‘Most of our constituents will be absolutely amazed that the principle could ever have been authorised.’

Richmond House is one of three Whitehall buildings that were transferred to the £200million Islamic bond scheme, which switched their ownership from British taxpayers to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks.

The Treasury refused to tell MailOnline which other two Whitehall buildings were transferred to the bond scheme.

George Osborne announced the move in June 2014 as part of an effort to make the UK a global hub for Islamic finance.

But critics say the scheme would waste money and could undermine Britain’s financial and legal systems by imposing Sharia law onto government premises.

The Treasury agreed to make the sukuk fully compliant with Sharia law to ensure investors were not put off investing in the scheme, meaning each of the buildings used to finance the products must meet the terms of Sharia law, including the ban on alcohol.

It is the latest stumbling block encountered by Parliamentary authorities as they search for a new home while a £4billion worth of repairs is carried out on the building, which is riddled with asbestos, leaking ceilings and rodents and was described as a ‘death trap’ by one close to the refurbishment plans. 

A spokeswoman for the joint committee on the Palace of Westminster said: ‘The committee is looking at a range of options and no final decision has been taken.

‘It is aware that Richmond House is under a bond.’

The Palace of Westminster has dozens of bars and restaurants, where MPs, peers, staff and other passholders can enjoy pints for as little as £2.90 – 70p cheaper than the average price of a pint in London.

Taxpayers subsidise the sale of alcohol in Parliament to the tune of £4million a year.

Muslim invaders to receive extra benefits for multiple wives

Child brides and multiple wives. via: Migrants: extra benefits for polygamous marriages | UK | News | Daily Express h/t TROP
Polygamous marriages, largely confined to Muslim families, are recognised in Britain only if they took place in countries where they are legal.

At present additional wives can receive reduced individual income support, meaning the husband and his first wife receive up to £114.85. Subsequent spouses living under the same roof receive a reduced allowance of about £40 each.

Under the new system of universal credit, polygamous marriages are not recognised at all.

But a House of Commons library paper, published earlier this month, has highlighted a loophole that will allow additional wives to claim a full single person’s allowance while the husband and his first wife still receive theirs.

This could mean some polygamous households will receive more under universal credit than under the present benefit and tax credit system, the paper said.

“The Government decided that the universal credit rules will not recognise additional partners in polygamous relationships,” the paper states.

“This could potentially result in some polygamous households receiving more under universal credit than under the current benefit and tax credit system.

“Treating second and subsequent partners in polygamous relationships as separate claimants could in some situations mean polygamous households receive more under universal credit than they do under the current rules for means-tested benefits and tax credits.

“This is because the amounts which may be paid in respect of additional spouses are lower than those which generally apply to single claimants.”The news comes as universal credit, introduced in April 2014, is applied to more Jobcentre areas, including Kent and Leicestershire, from tomorrow. More, including Cambridge and Hull, are set to introduce it before April this year.

Although there is no official estimate of the number of polygamous marriages, it has been suggested there could be as many as 20,000 in the UK.

That means it’s at least 50,000.

Britain: Muslim no-go zones emerging in Bury Park, Luton (video)

Published on Jan 23, 2016

Bury Park in Luton is an area notorious for Islamic extremists, ISIS fanatics, hate preachers and terrorists.

It is perhaps the worst hotspot in the whole country for Islamists.

In response to the recent imprisonment of an ISIS supporter (who is from Bury Park) Britain First carried out a “Christian Patrol” along the High Street and encountered ferocious hostility from local Muslims.

What followed was a shocking look into the Islamisation of our beloved country.

Our activists were attacked and pelted with eggs. Verbal abuse was rife. Muslims claimed they have “taken over” Luton and the UK. This is the future of Britain.

Whether you like it or not, can anyone disagree that Muslims are taking over?

London: Muslim school caught with books promoting stoning people to death

So the Muslim school had books promoting…Islam. Anyone in the UK school system surprised should be fired. Maybe they’ll take a peek inside the Koran next. via: Revealed: Private Muslim school in London had books promoting stoning people to death | Education | News | London Evening Standard

A private Muslim school has failed its Ofsted inspection after the watchdog found books promoting extreme views, including stoning people to death, in its library.

Inspectors uncovered three texts at Jamiatul Ummah School in Tower Hamlets which promoted illegal punishments and inequality of women,  according to their report.

Staff failed to be “sufficiently vigilant” over “inappropriate” material and the books could “unwittingly promot[e] extreme views”, it added. The school said the texts had been removed and the library shut while it audits material.

The books don’t “unwittingly promot[e] extreme views,” they explicitly promote ISLAM and SHARIA. Who is watching the watchdog group? The same cowards protecting the innocent British girls being raped by the thousands?

Osfsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw identified it as one of six independent Islamic teaching institutions in Tower Hamlets at which more than 1,000 pupils were said to be “at serious risk”.

How many chances will they get?

The report, published this month, stated: “During a very brief tour of the library inspectors found three books that undermine the active promotion of the rule of British law and respect for other people.

“The books promote inequality of women and punishments including stoning to death which are illegal in Britain and do not reflect the school’s ethos of tolerance and integration. Although current students do not have access to the inappropriate material, past students did for some time.”

Jamiatul Ummah is connected to the Darul Ummah Mosque, where Syrian-born preacher Sheikh Abdul Hadi  Arwani, who was found shot dead in his car in Wembley last April, was once billed as a preacher. The mosque and school are run by Dawatul Islam UK & Eire, which says it is “one of the foremost Muslim organisations in the UK” and a “founding member and affiliate” of The Muslim Council of Britain.

I.e., the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Department for Education said: “We will consider the report along with other inspections in Tower Hamlets. If the schools are still not found to be meeting the required standards, they could face removal from the Register of Independent Schools.”

DOE will do nothing. The Muslim school has already been caught three times and lied their way out of it each time. It’s not an isolated case – it is the norm!

The UK is done. It will never be the same. The U.S. is not far behind.

Another fake Muslim hate crime – hijabi fined for making up attack story

After Muslims killed 100+ in Paris. And she’s a “moderate” Muslim. Source: Teenager fined for making up race attack claim after Paris terror strikes – Birmingham Mail

A Muslim student who claimed she was punched in the face for wearing a hijab has been fined after CCTV proved she invented the allegation.

The 18-year-old said she was knocked over by a blow from a man in a grey hooded top in New Street, Birmingham city centre , at 7.30am on November 23.

The teenager, who was never fully named, reported the alleged assault to police, who treated it as a ‘hate crime’, ten days after the Paris terror attacks.

Detectives spent hours trawling CCTV footage in and around New Street in a bid to track down the offender and also accompanied the teenager on a walk through the city centre to help her pinpoint the location.

But after examining the CCTV, they could not find any evidence of the alleged attack.

Now she has been handed a £90 fixed penalty ticket for wasting police time.

Supt Andy Parsons said: “Detectives spent countless hours looking through footage from the network of city centre CCTV cameras in a bid to piece together what happened.

“The footage shows her walking normally along New Street.

“At no stage does she appear in distress or seen reacting to anything, there is no evidence she was physically assaulted and she was given a penalty notice for wasting police time.

“Hate crimes are taken very seriously: Birmingham is a multicultural city and everyone should be free to go about their lives without fear of being verbally or physically abused simply because of who they are.

“But lying to the police is a serious offence – it can divert crucial police resources away from investigating real crimes and helping true victims – and will lead to a fine, caution or potentially a jail term for perverting the course of justice.”

UK: Muslims look to build mosque a few miles from Queen’s castle

A reader sent this in, paraphrasing. Muslims are looking to build a mosque in Royal Windsor – two miles from the Queen of England’s castle, despite the town being 99.5% non-Muslim and 11 mosques in neighboring Slough.

Source: Petition launched against plans for Islamic community centre in Dedworth | Dedworth | Areas | Windsor News | WindsorExpress

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition opposing plans to build the new centre, submitted to the borough by The Windsor Muslim Association (WMA)

The application seeks to convert the Vestel offices in Dedworth Road into a centre, which would include a place of worship.

Some of those who have signed the petition against the new application, which is called ‘Say No to Dedworth Mosque’, say there is no need for it and Muslims are already catered for by mosques in Slough.

Comments about the ‘Islamic creep of the UK’ and other inflammatory remarks have also fuelled concerns.

In 2006 Muslim and white youths clashed on the streets of Dedworth after an application was made to convert offices at Medina Dairies, in Vale Road, into a mosque for the company’s workers.

The new proposals have prompted fears of a parking crisis with the online petition claiming the centre would make it ‘totally impossible to park outside the local shops’.

Claire Beaty, who owns Innovations Hair Design next door to the proposed site, said: “I read on Facebook everyone is going to boycott the shops if this goes ahead and that will only hurt local businesses.”

She added: “I think it’s going to bring back the riots if people boycott the shops. Everyone’s going to need to get shutters because it’s going to get out of control. All it’s going to do is invite trouble.

“For me this isn’t about racism, there just isn’t enough parking.”

The WMA, founded in September 2010, currently pays the Royal Borough more than £7,000 a year in rent to use the Manor Youth Centre, in Hanover Way, to hold services, coffee mornings and after-school homework clubs.

Its chairman, Ariff Mohammed, told the Express: “We don’t have a place of our own so when we saw the property [in Dedworth Road] come up for sale we talked to the community and they were happy to buy it.

“We’re not going to cause any problems with other communities. We’re happy to live together.”

He also added that his members would only bring a maximum of 10 cars to the site. The Vestel offices have 15 car parking spaces.

The borough is expected to make a decision on whether to grant planning permission by February 2.

Here’s the petition:

Petitioning The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Say No to Dedworth Mosque


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,009 other followers

%d bloggers like this: