These vicious savages call themselves the Islamic State, so what’s a politically correct broadcaster to do? Why, call them something else so nobody is offended. You see, a name is worse that a campaign of headchoppings, burning people alive and drowning them on video.
The BBC is reviewing its use of the phrase ‘Islamic State’ after more than 100 MPs backed David Cameron’s call for it to change the way it describes the terror group.
The Prime Minister took the Corporation to task yesterday, warning Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’.
Senior MPs including Boris Johnson, Keith Vaz and Alex Salmond have written to Director General Lord Hall calling for the BBC to refer to the group as Daesh instead.
The debate over the name of the terror group dominant in Iraq and Syria but active around the world has been reignited by the killing of 38 tourists, including 30 Britons, on a beach in Tunisia on Friday.
The extremists are variously known as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Daesh, based the Arabic acronym for the group.
Critics warn that referring to ‘Islamic State’ legitimises the group’s attempt to carve out parts of Iraq and Syria.
Mr Cameron, who uses ISIL, said in an interview on Radio 4 yesterday: ‘I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it’s not an Islamic State; what it is – an appalling, barbarous regime,’ Mr Cameron said.
‘It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this programme will recoil every time they hear the words ‘Islamic State’.
‘So-called’ or Isil is better,’ he added.
What we really need to know is how the Islamic State feels about gay marriage, which is far more important than any terror threats facing the world.