There is a long piece on the BBC website today by Duncan Kennedy, about an "honour killing" in Italy. You know the story by now: a young girl emigrates with her family from Pakistand to Italy. As she engages with Italian and European culture, she is distanced by her traditional family. Kids falling out with parents is not news worthy. But it did not stop there. Mohammed Saleem felt his daughter Hina had brought shame on his family so he slit her throat 28 times.
The BBC wants us to understand how Mr Saleem feels and why he was minded to restore honour to his family.
But wait a minute. There is something missing, not one reference to Islam, not one mention of the M word, "Muslim". It is almost as if the BBC do not want us to make the connection between Islam and its sanction of murder or its connection with the throat-slitting of any sentient being. Take a further look at the BBC's site and type in Muslim. It's nearly all good news and then the only really negative one is a report of a Channel Four report. Yes Muzzies are a positive influence everywhere in the globe, even Egypt! And strangely, a comment function is not available on this story.
It reminds me: The BBC had to be told to quit showing that video clip of Tory MP John Redwood, the one where he tries and fails to mime the Welsh National Anthem, every time Redwood was quoted on TV. Strange then that it never showed Labour MP Chris Bryant posing in his underpants for a dating site, whenever he spoke or Labour MP,Sion Simon's lamentable "rap" video or indeed, Gordon Brown's extraordinary grinning and hebephrenic performance on YouTube . Bias at the BBC? It's all there if you look for it, and however clever they are at hiding it, one day they will get found out. I personally am waiting for their "Gillian Duffy" moment. mp3's please to my postbox.
In the meantime, in case you have not seen it, here is the Prime Minister who never was doing a cross between Benny Hill' Fred Scuttle and Frank Spencer. It gives the impression that someone off camera is holding up a "Smile" cue card at random moments.