Britain’s top counter terrorism officers have urged the media to rein back on coverage about Islamic State and terrorist attacks because of concerns that it helps to spread propaganda.
And here we hoped (against hope) that Britain had learned a lesson following the shocking, massive coverups of Muslim rape gangs brutalizing tens of thousands of innocent UK girls, who were referred to by their attackers as “easy meat” and “trash.” One report indicated that up to a million girls were assaulted.
The coverup was because police and social workers were terrified of being called “racist” or “Islamophobic,” so they sacrificed their young to avoid such labels.
This scandal and horror should have resulted in an uproar in the UK. Instead, a Labour Party Member of Parliament, Naz Shah, retweeted that the young girls should “shut up for the good of diversity.”
Now comes another shocker: top counter-terrorism officers in the UK — Mark Rowley and Cressida Dick — are pressuring the media to curb reports about the Islamic State and jihad attacks, putting the onus on the media for spreading Islamic State “propaganda” and terrifying the public. This attempt to create a false utopia and project to the public an illusion of safety is a detriment to Britons.
Sanitizing the truth about the Islamic State and jihad terror only adds to the risk. It will leave UK families without ample knowledge of jihad activity, threat levels, and how to assess those levels to protect themselves and their children. These so-called “top counterterrorism officers” are in effect requesting a partial cover-up of Islamic State activity and jihad terror. In so doing, they presume to think for the public and hope to silence potentially warranted public outcries, and avoid public accountability. In effect, they’re hiding their potential failures, while aiding and abetting jihadi activity, even if unwittingly.
Britain is in crisis and headed for disaster. The European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, has already “singled out the UK as having more radicalised Muslims than any other country in Europe.” Britain has also “lost” 56,000 Muslim migrants due for deportation, including over 700 ex-cons. M15 revealed that up to 23,000 jihadis are living in Britain, not 3,000, as previously thought.
“Rein in Isis and terrorism coverage, police chiefs tell media”, by Graham Ruddick, Guardian, November 13, 2017:
Britain’s top counterterrorism officers have urged the media to rein back on coverage about Islamic State and terrorist attacks because of concerns that it helps to spread propaganda.
Mark Rowley, the assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan police, said a “fine balance” was needed in coverage of terrorism because Isis tries to use events as propaganda to “radicalise and influence”.
Speaking at the Society of Editors conference in Cambridge, Rowley said: “I do think there are some ways that you can rein back what you do. There is a fine balance. If [Isis] are looking to influence, you have to ask, are you helping them to influence.”
Cressida Dick, the Met commissioner and Britain’s most senior police officer, also called for calm when covering terrorist attacks.
“You must inform but not glorify and provide the platform this evil craves,” she said. “You must investigate but not in a dangerous way which disrupts the extensive efforts of the police and security services. You must comment but not in a way that creates excessive fear and multiplies the terror.”
Dick made her comments in a wide-ranging speech about the police’s relationship with the media.
The commissioner started in the role in April and spent her first day in the job at the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered in the Westminster terror attack.
Dick said she wanted to “reset” the relationship between the Met and the media and “stop the fighting”. She pledged to be “transparent” in her work with the press and that relationships with a journalist “should not be categorised in the same way as a relationship with a criminal”.
However, she refused to apologise for Operation Elveden, the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police officers and other public officials. This operation saw more than 30 journalists arrested or charged but then not convicted….