Truth or fiction?

Many complaints about the BBC’s sneering treatment of Christianity have been made. Meanwhile, in an article about the Hajj, this interesting line:

‘An estimated two million worshippers are expected at Mecca, where the prophet Ibrahim was told by Allah to build a shrine dedicated to him.’

I do not pretend to be an expert in Judaism or Islam, but I understand Ibrahim is the Islamic equivalent of Abraham. Whether in fact the person Jews believe to be the father of the Jewish people really went to Mecca is highly debatable,and certainly not to be reported by the BBC as if it were fact. It would have been much more sensible to say ‘Islam holds that the prophet Ibrahim…’, but that would be questioning the beliefs of non-Christians, a PC anathema.

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