BBC Execs: Okay to Throw Bible in Trash But Not Koran

Some older news from October last year, but very telling of the state of the world today. 

So… It’s apparently okay to treat Christianity like dirt, but not okay to apply the same treatment to any other forms of beliefs. My further comments at bottom of post.


From WorldNetDaily 23 Oct 2006:

BBC confesses bias
on religion, politics
Internal memo reveals execs saying
Bible tossed in trash OK, not Quran

Posted: October 23, 2006
5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2006

An internal British Broadcasting Corporation memo reveals senior figures admitted the national news agency was guilty of promoting left-wing views and anti-Christian sentiment.

News of the memo, reported by British media, comes as the BBC continues to struggle against claims of biased reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and distorted coverage of the global fight against terror, reports the Israeli

The admissions of bias were made at a recent “impartiality” summit the BBC held. Most executives admitted the corporation’s representation of homosexuals and ethnic minorities was unbalanced and disproportionate, said. The British news agency, the report said, leaned too strongly towards political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism, anti-Americanism and discrimination against the countryside.

At the summit, executives were given a fictitious scenario in which they were asked to make a judgment.

In the illustration, Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen would participate in a studio program in which guests were allowed to symbolically throw in a garbage bin things they hated.

What would you do, the executives were asked, if Cohen decided to throw kosher food, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bible and the Quran in the trash.

Everything would be allowed, the executives said, except for the Quran, for fear of offending the British Muslim community.

The BBC also revealed its executives favored interviewing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden if the opportunity arose, the Washington Times reported.

The executives were presented with a current hot-button issue in Britain, the wearing of Muslim veils. Should a veiled woman be allowed to present the news, they were asked. The BBC’s diversity editor said yes, since news anchors were allowed to wear crosses.

A senior BBC executive admitted to the British paper Daily Express, “There was a widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC’s culture, that it is very hard to change it.”


Cross-check it with Daily Mail 21 Oct 2006 and Wikipedia’s references.

Now, don’t get me wrong and take out an order on my life.

All I’m saying is: If it’s considered not permissible to show a Koran thrown into the trash, shouldn’t it be similarly not permissible to show a Bible being dumped? If it’s insensitive to multi-culturalism to print cartoons that make fun of Mohammad, shouldn’t it also be rude to print cartoons mocking Jesus?

Or from the other angle, if Christianity can be ruthlessly lambasted and ridiculed, why are other religions given protected status?

Is it simply because that real Christians, and even shallowly nominal ones, would never rise up in a mob frenzy and burn cars, flags and people in protest of the affront to their religion? Perhaps if we started doing that, politicians and media moguls would start giving us a modicum of respect and civility (out of fear).

Let’s face it: Everyone can pick on us because when it’s all said and done… Christians are the nicest people. And the world knows it. And the world takes every advantage of it.

Funny how in these countries that the rest of the world thinks are ‘Christian’, it seems that only Christianity is allowed to be so viciously attacked. And funny how even though secular humanism rules these nations, every time they do something that offends another culture they are labelled as ‘Fascist Christian Crusaders’.

How to sum it all up… Hmm. Jesus put it this way:

“All men will hate you because of Me.” – Luke 21:17 (about the signs of the end of the age)

7 Responses to “BBC Execs: Okay to Throw Bible in Trash But Not Koran”

  1. Jill Says:

    Muslims are very sensitive right now because of an unprovoked attack on a Muslim nation by a very Christian president and the imprisonment and torture of Muslim people in US prisons (some secret prisons) around the globe. The torture in Iraq was clearly designed specifically to outrage and demean the Muslim religion and culture. It is not surprising that it would be considered a bad idea to further instigate things by ridiculing or insulting their religion at present. If the shoe was on the other foot and another country, say Japan, got bombed by Canadian terrorists then took it in its head to invade America and torture Christians all over the place in violation of the Geneva Convention, the Christians in America would be very dangerous and sensitive as well.

    I would not say it is a matter of Christians being the nicest people. For instance, when Jews get special consideration in the type of matters you describe it is because of their incredibly long, incredibly awful history of oppresion. Over 6 million people exterminated by the passionately Christian Nazis not so long ago.

  2. Scott Thong Says:

    Well, I may be wrong, but so far no secular writers have been put onto Christian death lists supported by major church leaders for proposing that Jesus married and had children, Jesus died and wasn’t resurrected, Jesus didn’t die but ran away, Jesus was gay, Jesus was black or Jesus plain old didn’t exist.

    No historians and literary professors have been imprisoned, forcibly divorced or excommunicated by governments for publishing findings that contradict claims in the Bible.

    No liberal women have been called sluts, stoned, gang raped, or threatened with even more gruesome things for questioning the age of Mary mother of Jesus.

    Nobody has ever been arrested without trial, imprisoned indefinitely, beaten and tortured, exiled, executed or had their family threatened, in this modern day and age for intending to leave Christianity.

    Frankly, Christians have been getting their butts kicked since the movement started, all through history up till today! Christians were, and still are, the most persecuted group in the world.

    So why haven’t any governments offered us special amnesty rights? Why are we still a favourite topic for mocking in the media? Why haven’t we taken a page from the headlines and risen up in riots, terrorism and suicide bombings of people who have actually rather little to do with the offense?

    Why are the Crusades an example of evil, domineering Christianity but the Muslim conquests of the Middle East, North Africa and all the way up into Portugal and Spain an acceptable fact of history? The Crusaders were soon kicked out of Jerusalem, whereas for the other case the conquerers now legally rule their captured lands up till today (except for Portugal and Spain which were taken back by force in the Reconquista).

    And the universal reaction after all that? “Christians are bullies and must make amends to the rest of the world! Mock mock mock…”

    Let’s face it. The world has always been biased against Christians, whether we form the majority (mostly full of nominals anyway) or not. That the liberal dominated media does not present us in good or even fair light is quite frankly to be expected.

    And note that few historians consider the Nazi Party to have been very Christian. Hitler basically ripped Jesus out of the Bible and mixed in fair amounts of pagan and mystic beliefs to use for his own pseudo-religious propaganda, ignoring everything traditional Christianity teaches.

    Hitler was also heavily influenced by secular humanist ideas such as eugenics, racial purging and social darwinism. So by your logic, why haven’t evolution supporters stopped blasting Intelligent Design proponents, since eugenics killed many religious believers? Don’t they owe it to us for another few decades?

    And it was the Christian led nations of Britian and America who fought against and defeated the Nazis. Atheist Russia helped a great deal too, of course, but see what hell Stalin and his godless Communism made for millions of his own people after that.

    Anyone can go on a killing spree and say that Jesus told him to do it. But does that make it true? Or does Christ actually teach something else entirely, something that he ignored or misinterpreted?

  3. Joe Says:

    Jill – as an Arab, I can confirm that it’s a nincompoop argument. The only people who see “Islamophbes” under their beds are basically bigots who’ve built a well of hatred beginning 40 years ago for others based on their nationality or religion.

  4. Michelle Says:

    You said, “Christians are the nicest people.”

    I say, “HA HA HA. What planet are you living on?”

  5. Scott Thong Says:

    Well then, come on: Let’s make comparisons.

  6. Emmanuel Says:

    Well lets face it Moslems have freedom in Christian countries, they invade and try to take over, if you are not moslem you are an infidel, they propagate and spread their literature with out hindrance their sole objective is to turn the whole world islamic. when we try to stand up for our rights we are called all sorts of names, when try to speak out the call us prejudice and bigots. when a moslem speaks he sends shivers down the spines of everyone the politician listens and squirms in his pants, when christians are persecuted in islamic states no one says any thing, but they want to make an issue out of head scurfs, they build their mosques with freedom every where but it is illegal to build a church in an islamic country and soon every single free nation in the world would be theirs. christianity was there long before islam and when the crusaders fought for what was their heritage they were branded all sorts of names, but the islamic conquests are treated with such admiration and accepted as part of history. And instead of saying this far and no further we make further and further concesions, more and more compromises. we turn a blind eye to what they are doing to our brothers and sisters in their countries and yet they come and enjoy the full liberties of the christian free world. instead of saying this far and no further we sit and watch. MARK my words a time will come when you will not be able to buy or sale except you have the mark of islam, and posterity and our children will judge us for our failures

  7. Elektra Says:

    I am also a Christian and I also live in the Buddish country.I know well about how people think about our christian.Its just because we areright.We never bias.We stand for right.WE fight for truth but as you all know people like when say as they wish but we never did it.We just look for God face.They think that we are living in a dream of Jesus’s return.When we say about Jesus ,they think that we are telling a good story.When we say good things about Jesus,how God bless us ,they say that its just out luck.Especially The Buddish people ,they look us as poor people.The truth is that they don’t see their false ,they just see our wrongs cause they do not safe.They don’t feel safe in their god,I swear,they don’t.As Emmanuel said Yes ,the world is looking us to point out our false.So we must take care.But don’t worry cause Jesus promise that He’ll be with us till the end of the world.All we can do is pray God not to forget him.

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