Maybe there is an opportunity here for an enterprising group of Muslim students to declare they hate Christmas so the tabloids can finally find someone to point fingers at. They could then make some nice money doing print and television interviews. At least everyone’s happy and the Sun’s campaign could begin to make sense.
Maybe some other students could argue that, by virtue of demanding a ban on Christmas trees, tinsel and even Santa Claus, they are trying to bring back the original Christian meaning behind this secularised festival? But that might go right over the head of most Sun readers.
That is, erm, me in a short article in today’s Media Guardian having a sarcastic dig at the tabloids for their annual idiotic headlines that proclaim ‘Muslims want to ban Christmas!’ In Friday’s Guardian G2 Oliver Burkeman did a brilliant job of taking apart these seasonal urban myths. At Wordblog, Andrew is less forgiving, while Robert has different angle entirely. Happy Christmas suckers, my flight leaves in the morning!
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