The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.
The first show of the hospital drama's new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists.
I suppose such a change might be warranted if, for example, there were no Muslims engaged in terrorism and the religion actually espoused peace. however, given the propensity of a certain strain of Islam to lead its followers to self-detonation and self-immolation in the name of the faith, I don't see where this change makes any sense.
In the last two years, there have been multiple terrorist attacks by jihadis, and others have been thwarted by good intelligence and good luck. Why not portray the reality that exists? Why sugar-coat it in order to avoid giving offense?
Unless, of course, the terrorists have achieved one of their goals -- the domination of Western institutions so that they defer to Islamic sensibilities.
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