One of Britain's television channels has gone off the deep end in proving that common sense has no bearing on acknowledging Christian holidays.
CHANNEL 4 was blasted last night after revealing its Christmas Day message will be delivered by a British Muslim woman in a full veil.
She has been identified only as Khadija, a Zimbabwe-born lecturer in Islamic studies. It is understood she will speak about the growing influence of different faiths in Britain — and possibly about her views on the veil.
A C4 spokesman said: “This year has been dominated by issues of race and religious identity. We thought it was appropriate.” He added Khadija will wish viewers a Merry Christmas.
How nice. How thoughtful. Maybe they will hire an Anglican to give the Ramadan message, or a Buddhist to give the greeting commemorating the Hindu festival of lights. Or maybe not. British Christians sense the deliberate slap in the face keenly and are complaining in droves.
Multiculturalism has finally jumped the shark, so to speak. Arriving at its logical nihilistic conclusion, Christians are now forced to really think about what they are celebrating and whether it will mean anything of importance to them. It may be their last chance with all sanity drifting out of the mainstream.
UPDATE: woman backs down because of immense pressure from many quarters.