The head of the BBC sparked fury today after rejecting a demand by MPs to stop using the name Islamic State to refer to the terror group – because it would ‘give the impression of support’ for its opponents.
Tony Hall, the corporation’s director general, rejected the call from a cross-party group of 120 MPs to use the name ‘Daesh’ instead, saying it would ‘bias their coverage’.
The decision was widely criticised in Parliament today. Commons leader Chris Grayling said it was like being ‘impartial’ to Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
I’m on the BBC’s side, though likely not for the same reasons. Both sides of this tempest in a teacup are apologists for Islam.
But this is why I’ll side with the BBC.
The Islamic State is the lived quran, pure unadulterated Islam. The BBC is right to call it such.
Cowardly politicians like the UK’s Cameron continue to lie by refusing to call Muslim terrorism what it is, Muslim terrorism.
They continue to lie that Islam is a religion of peace when it is plainly evident it is not.