Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mohammed is the new Jack in Britain

I was tickled by this news item, as some older folks might say.

Mohammed will likely become the most popular name for baby boys in Britain by the end of the year, local media reported on Wednesday, citing government data.

Though official records from the Office for National Statistics list the spelling Mohammed 23rd in its yearly analysis of the top 3,000 names given to children, when all the different spellings of the name are taken into account, it ranks second, only behind Jack, according to The Times.

For all those deniers of diversity, this is yet more proof that Europe is not the monolithic white Christian continent many seem to believe it to be. And trust me, I hear Europe alluded to in this way quite a bit. Wake up! This is the Europe of the 21st century!

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