A study at the Cardiff School of Journalism found that "... the most common nouns used in relation to British Muslims were
terrorist, extremist, Islamist, suicide bomber and militant, with very few positive nouns (such as ‘scholar’) used. The most common adjectives used were radical, fanatical,
fundamentalist, extremist and militant...."
It is as if saying that all Muslims are not extremists but all extremists are Muslim! However, putting the boot in the other foot...
Wednesday, April 03 2013 @ 10:14 AM BST Contributed by: Admin Views: 65
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
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A veteran Muslim activist writes exclusively for Salaam Blogs, "A wind of change is blowing again in the Muslim world’s organization of foremost importance – the OIC. As the current incumbent of the office of the secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (69) clears the desk after completing his two terms stint as the head of Muslim world’s super coalition, Muslim capitals are buzzing with rumours as to who is going to succeed him.
Friday, January 04 2013 @ 11:54 AM GMT Contributed by: Admin Views: 353
FIRST THE CLUMSY ACTIONS & STATEMENTS, THEN THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK
AND FINALLY THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE
Most recent updates: 24th May 2013 see section
THE CLUMSY ACTIONS AND STATEMENTS [In the wake of Woolwich - BBC terminology]
THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE [In the wake of Woolwich - Cardiff, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Braintree, Gillingham, EDL violence]
Thursday, September 13 2012 @ 09:50 AM BST Contributed by: Admin Views: 187
Political leaders are to be commended when they acknowledge the State's responsibilities for misdemeanors and criminality. However the process seems selective - some events merit contrition, but not others...