Sikhs and Hindus object to BBC pro-Muslim bias
Research establishes that over the past seven years, the BBC has made 41 programmes on Islam, compared with five on Hinduism and just one on Sikhism. The Buddhists and Jedi Knights must feel profoundly short-changed.
According to The Independent, this disproportionate focus on Islam is ‘part of an apparent bias within the BBC towards Islam since the attacks of 11 September 2001, which has placed an often uncomfortable media spotlight on Britain's Muslims’.
The Christians have been saying this for years. The BBC has said it would be content to consign the Bible to Room 101 but not the Qur’an, and there are numerous instances of the denigration of the name of Jesus but not that of Mohammed; scorn being poured over the declining Church of England but not the ascending Mosque of England; and the incessant questioning to the point of ridicule of the foundational tenets of Christianity (frequently during Christmas or Easter), while the claims of Islam are treated with reverence and submission (especially during Ramadan and Eid).
Of course Hindu and Sikh licence-fee payers should feel cheated.
But there is a very simple remedy. If a few more Sikhs were to become as militant as those who forced the closure of a theatre in Birmingham; and a few Hindus became as militant as their co-religionists in Orissa, the BBC would feel obliged to redress the imbalance.
The reality is that Sikhs and Hindus are relatively boring, and the BBC is concerned with viewing figures. The Christians, of course, are always good for a laugh, so The Decline and Fall of the Church of England has become the sitcom of religious broadcasting.
But the BBC is the primary source of news for millions, with considerable influence over the formation of people’s worldviews. It has been admitted that there is a disproportionate number of homosexuals who work within its edifice, and it is unsurprising, though a manifest contradiction, that a culture of liberalism has permitted a reverence for Islam to supplant that of the indigenous faith. It is now subject to those mental pathologies which are at the root of the decay of Western Europe - anti-Americanism, anti-Christianity and anti-Semitism. Its anti-Israel reporting and the white-washing of Muslim/Arab jihadic pursuits permit the Islamist agenda to proceed apace.
Cranmer is fed-up of paying for this hideous propaganda narrative which is inimical to all that he believes and holds dear. The BBC needs reforming, and Cranmer prays for a broadcasting Martin Luther to pin his 95 theses to the door of Broadcasting House.