Fellow travellers, one thing that always angers me is how Christians are so intolerant of other people's worldviews. Be they worshippers of other gods, or none at all, Bible thumping conservatives just won't let them be.

Take the controversy over a planned campaign against Christmas by a group of UK Muslims. This collection of concerned and quite courageous citizens is rather insensitively labelled an "Islamic hate group" in this article.

Organisers plan to put up thousands of placards around the UK claiming the season of goodwill is responsible for rape, teenage pregnancies, abortion, promiscuity, crime and paedophilia.

Now this seems to me to be a perfectly legitimate and understandable campaign. I'd concur with quite a bit of it, actually. However I think that the inclusion of abortion is a tad perturbing. Being someone who is pro-choice, I do find this characterization of terminations as a societal negative a little offensive. Still, all things considered these Muslim activists are on the right - or should I say, left - track, with their discourse.

If anything they don't go far enough. For instance, they seem not to have included green concerns in their list of grievances. But these are substantial in any critical consideration of the Yuletide paradigm.

There is the symbolic enslavement of reindeer in the speciesist iconography of the myth of Santa Claus, for one. And what about the literal, ritual murder of turkeys and their subsequent stuffing? Speaking of murder: trees are brutally assassinated, then grotesquely defiled with baubles, lights and other carbon spewing paraphernalia. I could go on, but I think you get my drift, fellow travellers.

Really, banning Christmas outright would be a boon for the planet, as well as humanity. Yet you can't even suggest that without causing huge outrage! Of course the Great Unloofahed are all in a lather about this.

A Met Police spokesman said they had received complaints and were investigating. He said: "We are investigating allegations of religious hate crime in Tower Hamlets following complaints about posters displayed in and around the Mile End area."

Religious hate crime? That's what Christmas is - not the criticism of it! Can these people not see the irony?

I mean, really. Christians should show some more of the goodwill they're always going on about. Particularly at this time of year.