by Christine Douglass-Williams
A brow-raising turn, even for Britain:
Another step closer to 1984
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) officially launched the Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) and its first quarterly report on the State of Media Reporting about Islam and Muslims in Parliament.The Islamic monitoring center is being accepted by the Express:
Gary Jones, Editor-in-Chief of the Express acknowledged the presence of Islamophobia in the press, and praised the Centre for Media Monitoring for its report as a way of holding media to account.In other words, the media must conform to sharia dictates. Islam must be presented as a religion of peace, and it must be presented as if it were no different from any other religion, in complete contradiction to all facts about the abusive, oppressive and supremacist Sharia. This is what the MCB calls the promotion of “fair and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam,” as it deceptively promotes its agenda as “engaging constructively with the media and empowering communities to make a change.” Such change will not support reports that condemn Muslim rape gangs, sanctioned by Islamic doctrine that approves of the assault of infidel girls. The Islamic monitoring center will condemn valid criticism of Islam.
The Sharia police is becoming increasingly formalized in Britain and accepted by the mainstream media. Only three years ago, the Express ran a headline: Sharia court ‘protects wife-beating men by sabotaging criminal proceedings.’ That title alone will likely be altered under the new Islamic monitoring of the media, and that change will be accepted by the Editor in Chief of the Express.
The launch was hosted by Naz Shah, who infamously retweeted that victims of the Muslim rape gangs should “shut up for the good of diversity.”
“Launch of the Centre for Media Monitoring,”
Muslim Council of Britain, July 10, 2019:
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) officially launched the Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) and its first quarterly report on the State of Media Reporting about Islam and Muslims in Parliament yesterday. The project expands the successful work that has elicited over 100 corrections on inaccurate stories in national media to a broader remit of tackling the serious problem of bias.
The CfMM’s goal is to promote fair and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam, by engaging constructively with the media and empowering communities to make a change.
The launch in Parliament, hosted by Naz Shah MP (Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities), heard from a number of speakers:
Yasmin Qureshi MP, Chair, APPG on Religion in the Media
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, former Conservative Party Chair
Gary Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Express
Paul Clarkson, Managing Editor, The Sun
Bishop of Chelmsford, Lords Communications Committee
Professor Paul Baker, linguistics expert who validated the methodology used
Shahin Sadafi, Grenfell United
In attendance were a range of senior stakeholders including the Managing Editor of the Daily Mail, Alex Bannister and the Managing Editor of the Mail on Sunday, John Wellington.
Gary Jones, Editor-in-Chief of the Express acknowledged the presence of Islamophobia in the press, and praised the Centre for Media Monitoring for its report as a way of holding media to account. “We need to be monitored,” he said, whilst also noting that the Muslim Council of Britain was the first group he met with, after becoming Editor-in-Chief.
Professor Paul Baker praised the report as “impressive” because “they’re doing what we can’t”, highlighting also that the “analysis is both detailed and large-scale. And importantly, they know how to do this”…..
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