December 05, 2006

Anonymous, Veiled Muslim Woman to Give 'Alternative Christmas' Message on British TV

Britain's Channel 4 has decided to go dhimmi, just like the Beebs, and will allow a "freelance lecturer in Islamic studies and the Koran" who goes by the name of one of Mohammed's wives and wears a full veil and gloves in public to counter the Queen's Christmas message this year:

A veiled Muslim woman will deliver this year's alternative Christmas speech on Channel 4, the broadcaster has said. Khadija, a Zimbabwean-born British citizen who has been wearing the full veil - or niqab - for 10 years, has been given the slot.

The message will reflect a year in which the wearing of religious clothing and symbols have "dominated the news agenda", said a Channel 4 spokesman.

What better way to promote peace on earth, good will toward men than to have Christmas mocked by someone firmly entrenched in the seventh century?

It's become something of a tradition for British broadcasters to denigrate Christmas with a counterpoint to the Queen's speech:

Previous presenters have included Sharon Osbourne, Ali G, The Simpsons, the Rev Jesse Jackson and the late Quentin Crisp.
UPDATE by Rusty: An earlier version of this post cited the BBC as airing the message. Ian brought it to our attention that it was the UK's privately owned Channel 4 that will run it. The post has been corrected.

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