I cannot remember a day in the last year when the national news in the UK has not carried a story about Islam or Moslems. This week we are told of plans for the construction of Europe's biggest mosque in London, next to the 2012 Olympic Park. Kneeling capacity will be 40,000.
Christianity, by contrast, is rarely mentioned in the UK press or covered by the BBC.
In fact, top of the BBC's Christian web site this week is news of a forthcoming major television series for the Summer. The Miracles of Jesus had me quite interested at first. "This major BBC ONE series brings to life the miracles of Jesus, using brand new photographic and CGI techniques to examine them in their 1st Century context" says the blurb. So far, so good, I thought.
Then I read the name of the presenter and I already knew the angle the series will take. Although an excellent journalist with a proven and professional track record of quality reporting from around the world, this particular presenter will not be able to interpret the miracles of Jesus as proofs of the divinity of Jesus for one simple reason: as a Moslem, Rageh Omaar would be making a blasphemous statement and he will not do so.
Funny thing, political correctness.