Tuesday, December 05, 2006

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

The dotty old Beeb has decided that 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 should 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 the Beeb 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.