We have noted here many times how non-Muslim mainstream media news stories refer to the prophet of Islam as “the prophet Muhammad,” as if it were universally accepted that he was in fact a prophet. A Jihad Watch reader recently wrote to the UK’s “conservative” Telegraph to ask them why they continued this usage to an audience made up largely of non-Muslims, and this is what he received in response:
13 December 2011
Dear Mr xxxxxx,
My apologies for the delay in responding to you.
Please see below a link to our Style Guide and our explanation on the use of Mohammed.
Mohammed is the Prophet, and use in all other contexts unless a variant is established in a personal name.
I hope this how be of some use to you.
Editorial Information Executive
Apparently the Telegraph has indeed decided that we’re all Muslims now. “Andy” King better adopt an Arabic name forthwith.