A conquered, colonized people adopts the language and practices of its conquerors.
Please withhold the “Arabic-speaking Christians say this as well” remarks. That is undoubtedly true. But Nicky Campbell is not an Arabic-speaking Christian. He is a man who, with a wry smile, knows that it behooves him to acknowledge the strong horse, even in the style of an affectionate joke.
“WATCH: BBC Presenter Signs Off ‘Inshallah’ On Flagship Debate Programme,” by Raheem Kassam, Breitbart, June 5, 2016:
A BBC presenter has signed off ‘Inshallah’ or ‘If Allah Wills It’ at the end of one of the organisation’s flagship, nationally televised debating programmes.
Nicky Campbell, the regular host of the Islam-heavy ‘The Big Questions’ was ending the programme discussing whether white, working-class boys discriminated against, and if the UK’s commitment to foreign aid be scrapped – when he dropped the line.
“We’re in Uxbridge next Sunday for a special asking ‘Are we facing the end of the world?’” he began, closing the show: “So we’ll see you then, Inshallah. For now, goodbye. Have a great Sunday”.
The move will no doubt irk some BBC viewers who still regard Sunday as the Sabbath in Christianity. Mr. Campbell’s line drew a smile from a hijab-clad girl sitting in the audience behind him….