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Western Media double Standards!!!!

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Submitted by Darren (United States), Sep 30, 2006 at 14:42

Daniel, you have written a lot about Islamic intimidation of the West and taking a critical look around its hard not to come to the same conclusion. Major media coverage of matters of religion is but one example: The NY Times, CNN, BBC almost always refer to the founder of the Islamic religion as ‘Prophet' yet we never see Jesus referenced as Lord or Christ nor Abraham as Patriarch or Prophet.

Setting aside the non-trivial matter of religious truth, it is bizarre that secularized Western media is reliable in its reverence when reporting about Islam (especially use of the title ‘Prophet'), but chooses not to do so with the other monotheistic faiths.

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