There is a strange story in the Sunday Telegraph today about a Christian woman who claims she was unfairly dismissed from her job at Heathrow Airport’s duty free section after she allegedly made offensive remarks about her Muslim colleagues.
The Torygraph reports the Christian woman as saying that she had not done anything wrong and in fact it was some of her Muslim colleagues who had made grossly offensive remarks to her. She claims that they said “that Jesus is s***** [shitty] and bullied a Christian friend of mine so much for wearing her crosses that she came to me crying.”
This sounds a bit fanciful to me. It is unthinkable that any Muslim would describe the Prophet Jesus (‘alayhis salaam) in this way. Despite the serious Islamic criticism of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, never – not once – have I ever heard Jesus referred to in anything but the most polite and respectful terms by Muslims. Still, the story serves to portray Muslims in a bad light so that is clearly more than sufficient for a vile rag like the Torygraph.