Saturday, January 1, 2011


Public apology needed for insulting Christ on TV 

Hameed Abdul Karim 

All Muslims hold Jesus Christ in high esteem as one of the mightiest messengers of God. In fact no Muslim could be categorised as a believer, if he or she rejects him, his miraculous birth or any of his many miracles, all of which are mentioned in the Holy Quran.

One can then imagine how upset Muslims were when in a trailer for the movie True Crime telecast on a private channel on  May 22 Clint Eastwood says that he does not care a 'rat's exterior' (the actual word used is too obscene to be mentioned in print) for Jesus Christ. I wish the channel had censored the word and any disparaging remark in connection with this messenger in the trailer and the movie.

What this popular channel must realise is that little children too watch their programes and such obscene words could have a damaging effect on their uninitiated minds not to mention the embarrassment it causes their elders especially when they pose questions on what they see and hear on TV.

I wish this popular channel offers a public apology for the disparaging remark associated with Jesus' name and takes extra caution in future to avoid hurting the sensitivities of any religious group by censoring any disparaging remarks about their leaders.

Appeared in The Sunday Leader 13 June, 2004

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