Interesting analysis by @cfmmuk of articles about the sentencing of the Christchurch terrorist:
1. Only 9% had "terrorist" in the headline 2. Most did use "terrorist" in the article itself, but mainly when quoting someone else 3. 1 in 5 articles didn't use "terrorist" at all
Not one of the main broadcasters used "terrorist" in the headline, and in the main article, some used "terrorism" or "terrorist" when referring to the specific charge, or quoting the judge for example.
None used it as a descriptor.
The Mirror, Metro and Independent used terror / terrorist in the main headline; and the Guardian used terrorist in the sub-headline.
1. RTed Tommy Robinson 2. Hosted anti-Muslim extremist in Parliament 3. Shared fake news from anti-Muslim site 4. Shared an anti-Muslim Facebook post 5. Was part of anti-Muslim Facebook groups 6. Shared platform with Hopkins & Vance
*No action taken*
Here, Blackman claims he didn't know he was sharing a platform with Hopkins & Vance despite being on the agenda
- He chose not to say anything even when he apparently did find out
- Even now he chose not to apologise
Given his history, this is all the more unacceptable
Bob Blackman (@BobBlackman) RTed an anti-Muslim post by Tommy Robinson but also:
- Hosted anti-Muslim extremist in Parliament (Tapan Ghosh)
- Shared Islamophobic story on FB
- Was part of Islamophobic FB groups
16 BAME groups represent (tens of?) 1000s of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Iraqi, Sudanese, Egyptian, Afghani, Syrian & other doctors & health professionals dying disproportionately on the front line.
On @BBCr4today at 8:30am, I discussed Trevor Phillips' ongoing unfounded claims about Muslims that not only align with far-right Islamophobes but are used by far-right Islamophobes to justify their divisive hatefulness and targeting of Muslims.
Trevor Phillips publicly states that the placing of a Christian girl into Muslim foster care is "akin to child abuse".
@Emmabarnett@bbc5live For example, he considers Pizza Express admitting its chicken is halal, is "covert religious extremism and creeping Islamic fundamentalism making its way into Britain by the back door."
Just because he does believe meat needs to be Halal, shouldn't result in such statements
The Jewish Chronicle continues in its anti-Muslim positioning, now praising Colonel Richard Kemp & claiming "no comments made by Colonel Kemp could reasonably be interpreted as “Islamophobic”"
It's not difficult to show why they are wrong.
As this collation by @TomNwainwright shows, it's not only his own words. He also propagates hateful articles about Muslims:
1. From Gatestone Institute 2. Defending Tommy Robinson and an article written by Geert Wilders 3. From Brietbart
@TomNwainwright Let's not forget Richard Kemp targeted the most senior British Muslim woman in public life, Baroness Warsi, wrongly libelling her by falsely claiming she had sought to excuse the actions of Daesh terrorists.
In response to the concerns of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party raised by @MuslimCouncil, Mr Boris Johnson said: "...if anybody is done for Islamophobia or any other prejudice or discrimination in the Conservative Party they are out first bounce"
Let's test that, shall we?
Karl McCartney has repeatedly retweeted "far-right propaganda" from the Islamophobic bigots Tommy Robinson & Katie Hopkins as uncovered by @hopenothate
Conservative candidate Bob Blackman said on @Channel4News that him endorsing Islamophobia was "absolutely untrue". He seemed worried about "going into details" after being asked about sharing a post by Tommy Robinson
Let's see the evidence of his consistent stream of "mistakes"
Here is the tweet he shared by the far-right Tommy Robinson which just happened to appear on his newsfeed.
He implied he was okay with the content but somehow missed the author of the tweet
He was so apologetic that for a long time even after the media caught him out, he didn't even bother undoing his RT. He has now!