What would be an appropriate way for a national television channel to observe Christmas? One thing of which I am certain is that such an observance would not involve airing a message from the president of an Islamic terrorist theocracy whose most recent relations with your country involved the abduction in international waters of 15 members of your Navy and parading them on state television.
The UK’s Channel 4 television has decided that a Christmastime message of international tolerance and goodwill would best be sent by turning the airwaves over to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He will deliver an “Alternative Christmas Message.” Click here, if you have a strong stomach. One wonders whether Ahmadinejad will repeat what he said in 2005, after an Iranian convert to Christianity was abducted and stabbed to death in Iran: “I will stop Christianity in this country.”
It wouldn’t be surprising if after the passage of a few more years, Channel 4 television formalized its abject self-hatred and cowardice by inviting Ahmadinejad to stop Christianity in the UK, as well.