Quite how this squares with the forced conversion to Islam, under pain of death, of Fox newsmen Steve Sentani and Olaf Wiig, would be an interesting debate with your local mullah. However, not a single Muslim religious figure worldwide has so far condemned the "conversion." Debate on this subject down at the mosque is, it seems, out.
According to the New York Times, the men were "unharmed" by their ordeal. However, in the West if a junior school teacher shouts at a pupil for spitballing little Miss Goody Twoshoes at the next desk, said teacher will probably be forced to undergo "counselling" for "harming" little Dennis the Menace with "verbal violence". If the same teacher held a knife at Dennis' throat and made him do pee-pee on an image of the Virgin Mary while reciting, "I renounce Jesus and all his works", that presumably would be, in NYT-speak, "unharmful".
Here’s another hot news story you maybe missed last week: " Two Muslim detainees released from Guantanamo Bay detention, Ali Shabazzi and Mohammed Yusuf, related how their US military captors forced them to convert to Christianity at gunpoint. Said Yusuf, "They would have killed us if we did not convert." How far would the MSM and the mullahs run with that particular football?
The great Mark Steyn perhaps has the last word on this subject:
"Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they'd converted to Islam? The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism."