The European Union has ordered the British press NOT to report when terrorists are Muslims, in an effort to quell Islamophobia, racial violence and hate speech.
Although the European nations are facing ever increasing jihad, the media outlet Jihad Watch has reported that, according the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) — part of the Council of Europe — the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said:
Some traditional media, particularly tabloids… are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled “Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants”, in which the columnist likened migrants to “cockroaches”…
The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such as its front page of 23 November 2015 which read “1 in 5 Brit Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis”, along with a picture of a masked terrorist wielding a knife…
The ECRI states that there is a direct link between “tough” headlines in British tabloids, and security of the Muslims in the U.K..
The ECRI cited a recent study done by Matthew Feldman, a professor at Teesside University, showing there is an increase in anti-Muslim incidents after terrorist attacks. Feldman feels that when the media stresses the background of the attackers, there is a greater chance of “violent backlash” against Muslims.
France has already begun to downplay attacks by not naming the Muslim perpetrators.
The British government didn’t go along with the ECRI and firmly rebuffed ECRI’s demands. It told the European council body:
“The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law.”
Some argue that the European Union is making a “U-Turn” in free speech, and are trying to almost criminalize any type of criticism of Islam.
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