You might have expected “Paris attacks prompt fresh concerns about jihad terror,” but that just shows you’re a racist, bigoted Islamophobe.
The #killallMuslims hashtag is reprehensible and heinous, and has no justification whatsoever. The BBC doesn’t bother to point out, however, that it was non-Muslims who were killed by Muslims in Paris, not the other way around. How many Muslims have been killed in “Islamophobic” hate attacks? None — and that is as it should be. How many non-Muslims have been killed in jihad attacks? Tens of thousands. But the BBC isn’t concerned about them, and doesn’t want you to be, either.
This BBC farrago quotes the discredited group TellMama. Andrew Gilligan reported in the Telegraph last June 9 that Tell Mama was not going to “have its government grant renewed after police and civil servants raised concerns about its methods.” What was wrong with its methods? It had “claimed that there had been a ‘sustained wave of attacks and intimidation’ against British Muslims after the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby.” But Tell Mama and Fiyaz 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.”
But as far as the BBC is concerned, no group that exaggerates Muslim victimhood and deflects attention away from the reality of jihad terror can ever be discredited.
“Paris attacks prompt fresh concerns about online Islamophobia,” by Anisa Kadri, BBC, January 26, 2015:
Amid concerns over an increase in Islamophobic content on social media following the recent Paris attacks, BBC Asian Network has been hearing from Muslims about their experience of being the target of anti-Islamic sentiment online.
Activist Akeela Ahmed says she uses Twitter to campaign on equality issues. Her profile picture shows her in her hijab.
“If I tweet something to do with women’s rights, I’ll get tweets usually from men saying, ‘How can you tweet that when you’ve got that thing on your head?’ They’re talking about my hijab.
“Post-Paris, the abuse increased and it was a lot worse,” she says, referring to negative comments posted online following the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which gunmen said they were killing in the name of Islam.
“One particular person was quite specific in their threats and wanting to kill Muslims. Normally, I’m not threatened by it, but on this occasion I was.”
That Twitter account has been taken down. But there are concerns that some Islamophobic content remains online.
Campaigners from the organisation Tell Mama, which monitors hate against Muslims online, sent Asian Network some examples.
“When events like Paris happen, what seems to happen is that people on social media sites have bigger discussions,”says Bharath Ganesh.
“The language we’ve seen is extremely derogatory towards Muslims.
“Hashtags like #killallmuslims appear. Some Muslims used that hashtag to highlight anti-Islamic sentiments online.”
Akeela says she understands where the anger stems from.
“As we see more terrorist incidents globally, many people feel anger about terror attacks and they go online and use their medium to vent their anger. But, as a result, there is an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment generally.
“On Facebook, it’s a problem too. There are some groups who promote anti-Muslim sentiments. It’s about dealing responsibly with these issues.”…