16 June 2007

BBC sorry...

The full headline says:

The BBC apologized this week for referring to Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and promised not to repeat "the mistake," following a complaint by four British organizations. Arab Media Watch, Muslim Public Affairs Committee, Friends of Al-Aksa and the Institute of Islamic Political Thought sent a joint complaint to the BBC after a presenter on its Football Focus program on March 24 mentioned that Jerusalem was Israel's capital and "historic soul."
Knowing a bit about these four organizations, it is not surprising that BBC was so eager to offer its profuse apologies. After all, everything is flammable, as the latest developments in Gaza clearly show.

But both the vocal protests and the posterior-licking apologies are besides the point. The point is that no matter what BBC thinks, it is more important what these folks believe in: