Tiptoeing round the prophet

When my colleagues at the Guardian and Observer level accusations of political correctness gone mad, you had better take notice. Things must have reached a pretty pass to draw such complaints from such quarters. So it appeared when the Guardian‘s television critic complained that Tom Holland’s documentary on the origins of Islam “tiptoed around the subject and apologised for his findings”. On the face of it, the critic was right.  Channel 4’s documentary — Islam: The Untold Story — seemed as nervous as a Victorian debutante at her first ball.

Carry on reading