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Islamophobia – the Facts, Part V

Charity Commissioner’s discriminatory talk -  Daily Mail on Ibrahim Hewitt – see THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK, 20th April/Jack Straw’s pontification – see THE CLUMSY ACTIONS & STATEMENTS, 21st April See below for a three-fold classification based on media coverage FIRST THE CLUMSY ACTIONS & STATEMENTS, THEN THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK AND FINALLY THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL…

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The ‘shy’ killer

There is a marked discrepancy in the media’s treatment of killer and mosque bomber Pavlo Lapshyn and the way the Muslim ‘threat’  is highlighted by British populist politicians and media. In the case of Lapshyn, here is very much the ‘lone operator’. The Police, so preoccupied with hunting ‘Muslim terrorists’,  were amazingly slow in picking…

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Apologies for being Islamophobic

There are many factors contributing to the global phenomenon of Islamophobia – often based on crude stereotypes and prejudices. Powerful media interests and political alliances (such as between Likudites/neo-cons collaborating to demonise Islam and Muslims) rarely backdown. However there are instances where a sense of decency or pressure leads to a backdown…..often too rarely Denmark,…

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Islamophobia – the Facts, Part IV – (Jan – Dec 2012)

  FIRST THE CLUMSY ACTIONS & STATEMENTS, THEN THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK AND FINALLY THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE See this link for 2013 incidents http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20130104115419261 For Part I prior to July 2010 click http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=2009111015080338 For Part II prior to July 2011 click http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20120206154535430 For Part III prior to Jan 2011 click http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=201102091042579 Mark Townsend…

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Shameful sacrilege

    Worse than Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, Sam Bacile’s film on the Prophet, peace be on him, is a politically-inspired, Islamophobic venture to denigrate Islam. This dossier tracks responses to the film and its consequences. Tariq Ali in Radio Free Europe, 5th October 2012: ” The question you have to ask is why these cartoons…

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Islamophobia – the facts, PART II

Muslim-bashing in the media: “the British press has a long history of megalomaniacal, reactionary and criminal proprietors. Some, such as Conrad Black, ended up in prison or, in the case of Robert Maxwell, would have done if he hadn’t died. Others, such as the migrant-and-Muslim-baiting pornographer Richard Desmond, merely emphasise how narrow and dysfunctional media…

Islamophobia – the facts, PART I

David Goodhart of Prospect would have us believe that Islamophobia is an “exaggeration”, and smacks of Muslims’ victim culture. Kenan Malik has asked: “Does Islamophobia really exist? Former MP Paul Goodman (Quilliam Foundation supporter, Co-Editor of Conservative Home) declares “The non-Muslim majority has no reason to beat itself up in a frenzy of liberal guilt…For…

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Unquotable Quotes

Salaam blogger’s own Islamophobia watch: quotations by ‘leaders of society’ about Muslims in Britain – statements that serve to promote misunderstandings and prejudices…Muslims should choose between the “British way” of political dialogue and non-violence and the “way of terrorists” and asked Muslims to use clearer and stronger language against terrorism Dennis McShane, November 2003 Terror…

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Muslim-bashing: sign of The Times

The Times in its headline story of 7h September ‘Hardline takeover of British Mosques‘ stated, “the ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times“. How self-important! The truth is that the so-called police report –…

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Fancy that! Boris Johnson and beeswax

So after having failed to convince ex-PM John Major, the Tories now propose Boris Johnson (full name: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson) as Ken Livingstone‘s challenger for the 2008 London Mayoral elections! A brilliant journalist he may be – as was Winston Churchill before entering politics – but Ken Livingstone has the track record of…