Sunday, June 9, 2013

Goodbye and good riddance

Islamophobia as various politicians and the associated MSM and liberal left like to call attacks against muslims (whether there's a racist/religious angle or not has gotten a bit of bad press recently. The so called Tell Mama group who announced a massive increase in anti-muslim attacks was forced to backpeddle furiously when examination of their data proved that most of the attacks were simply twitter comments and indeed some came from sources outside the country. However it's gotten worse for Tell Mama as their government funding is now to be stopped...
A controversial project claiming to measure anti-Muslim attacks will not have its government grant renewed after police and civil servants raised concerns about its methods. The project, called Tell Mama, claimed that there had been a “sustained wave of attacks and intimidation” against British Muslims after the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby, with 193 “Islamophobic incidents” reported to it, rising to 212 by last weekend. The group’s founder, Fiyaz Mughal, said he saw “no end to this cycle of violence”, describing it as “unprecedented”. The claims were unquestioningly repeated in the media. Tell Mama and Mr Mughal did not mention, however, that 57 per cent of the 212 reports referred to activity that took place only online, mainly offensive postings on Twitter and Facebook, or that a further 16 per cent of the 212 reports had not been verified. Not all the online abuse even originated in Britain. Contrary to the group’s claim of a “cycle of violence” and a “sustained wave of attacks”, only 17 of the 212 incidents, 8 per cent, involved the physical targeting of people and there were no attacks on anyone serious enough to require medical treatment.
Once again proving that there are lies, damned lies and statistics islamist propaganda.
The left loved Tell Mama it confirmed all that they claimed about the so called 'far right' and their persecution of their muslim pets islamic brothers and sisters. The problem was of course all the violence and intimidation was coming from their side so they desperately needed propaganda from Tell Mama to counter the actual facts of what was happening in reality.
Of course when you produce facts and figures, you have to detail the sources and unfortunately for Tell Mama and its supporters, producing data that appeared to have no basis in reality or was twisted beyond its natural reality appears to have come round and bit them in the bum.
It's not the only reason that Tell Mama are in trouble of course, it's founder appears to be a man of very little tolerance other than where the money was coming from as it appeared rather than reporting incidents, Tell mama were being pro-active in trying to shut down debate on any subject to do with islam or oddly enough Israel. Though as the left and muslims have a major problem with israel, perhaps not so surprising...
Tell Mama has also been using its budget to threaten members of the public with libel actions for criticising it on Twitter.
In mid-May, before Woolwich, one Jewish activist, Ambrosine Chetrit, received a threatening letter from solicitors after she tweeted that “Tell Mama are sitting on Twitter on the EDL hashtag, threatening anyone and everyone whose comments they do not like about Islam”.
Tell Mama also objected to a tweet in which Ms Chetrit said it was “trying to close down pro-Israel [Twitter] accounts daily”.
How terribly 'islamic' of him.

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Anonymous said...

Yay... good news about stopping the funding. Now start kicking them out the country and I'll start celebrating.

James Higham said...

Gosh, I'll have to remember to vilify that organization.