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    Scottish MP notes coverage of Muslim beheading story


    by Sunny on 7th April, 2009 at 10:44 am    

    The national media may have completely ignored the story of Neil MacGregor threatening to blow up Glasgow Central Mosque and behead a Muslim every week, but at least some Scottish MPs have not.

    S3M-03856 Frank McAveety (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish Labour): Glasgow Central Mosque Terrorist Threat— That the Parliament condemns any threat to personal liberty or a person’s place of worship; recognises that it is a duty of the free press and media in Scotland to be even-handed when reporting issues of terrorism and threats; expresses disappointment that recent threats to Glasgow Central Mosque and threats to behead one Muslim a week have been under-reported, and calls for the media to ensure that abhorrent acts of terrorism are covered regardless of the perpetrators.
    Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, David Whitton

    via Next Left blog.



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    1. platinum786 — on 7th April, 2009 at 10:53 am  

      Well done to him, I think it’s important things like this are bought to light to make the media think about it’s own actions.

      I love the way they always have something lined up to help condemn the latest person the powers that be don’t like.

      I’m not a supporter of N.Korea, i think the country is a joke (though i support their right to have nuclear power the same as i support the same right for all nations). Recently they’ve tested a missile, it’s caused a hoohaa, and yesterday the BBC has a program on BBC2 about how life in N.Korea is crap and people are trying to run away. Well duh life is crap, and people are trying to run away, but the timing was pretty hilarious.

    2. Scottish MP notes coverage of Muslim beheading story | Free Political Forum — on 7th April, 2009 at 12:38 pm  

      [...] Original post by Sunny [...]

    3. Imran Khan — on 7th April, 2009 at 4:22 pm  

      Oh no HP and Mel and gonna go nuts at him!!!

      Sunny - you are missing this shocking story which is being reported today:
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7984436.stm

      It is a historical link to this type of unacceptable behaviour in reporting ethnic stories.

    4. Don — on 7th April, 2009 at 4:40 pm  

      Imran,

      That is appalling.

    5. marvin — on 7th April, 2009 at 5:26 pm  

      Don’t get me started on the often bizarre pick n mix reporting of the media… I could write a 2,000 word essay off the top of my head about this. It’s often along racial lines, and mostly seemingly illogical and contradictory. When racist white thugs murder a young black boy it’s a media frenzy, at the expensive of all the other hate crimes. Yet when young middle class white girls go missing it’s too a media frenzy. At the expensive of all the other young girls gone missing or murdered or apparently abducted. Oh shit I have to go…

    6. Bo — on 7th April, 2009 at 5:36 pm  

      Muslims Muslims Muslims, meanwhile Sri Lankans have been blocking Westminister Bridge because they’re not being bashed by the Juice so the “liberal left” don’t care.

    7. Refresh — on 7th April, 2009 at 6:13 pm  

      Imran, thanks for the link. Let that news thunder through France, Africa and Europe.

      As you say Melanie Philips and DavidT will go nuts. Black muslims seing off the Nazi war machine in France?

      They will hate Obama for suggesting muslims are good for Europe (and the world).

    8. MaidMarian — on 7th April, 2009 at 6:45 pm  

      Marvin - I yield to few in my criticism of the media, but I can not help but feel that you and others may be looking at this a bit hard. Indeed, you say as much yourself.

      ‘It’s often along racial lines, and mostly seemingly illogical and contradictory.’

      I would posit that it is contradictory and illogical because there is no vast conspiracy. That the media has a sort of collective group think within its offices and works with what comes across its radar. A radar set by the group-think.

      Every now and then something different comes along and this can not be ignored. I’m not saying whether this state of affairs is right or wrong - merely that you might be looking at something easily explained away rather than a vast conspiracy.

      Incidentally, ‘it is a duty of the free press and media in Scotland to be even-handed when reporting issues of terrorism and threats.’ Even handed!!! I would have thought that outright condemnation would have been a better reaction.

    9. Shuggy — on 7th April, 2009 at 7:58 pm  

      The national media may have completely ignored the story of Neil MacGregor

      Um, what nation would that be? I heard about it through our national media - on the radio, as it happens. True to say it didn’t get that much attention - dare I say perhaps because it isn’t that interesting? Or possibly this: one comment on a blog I followed through your links suggested that it was because a fair portion of the Scots media and intelligensia like to pretend racism is an English problem. I think there’s something in this - but understand it cuts both ways. It is common-knowledge, for example, that Glasgow Central Mosque has been - how to put it delicately? - not entirely intolerant of certain ranting fundamentalist pro-jihadi types. What to do - an HP style expose on the dark heart of fundamentalism in our midst? Or decide on balance that what we’re talking about here is a bunch of fuck-nuggets that should be deprived of the oxygen of publicity? I’m genuinely not always sure but I incline towards the latter view.

    10. munir — on 8th April, 2009 at 10:32 am  

      Bo
      “Muslims Muslims Muslims, meanwhile Sri Lankans have been blocking Westminister Bridge because they’re not being bashed by the Juice so the “liberal left” don’t care.”

      Actually this article is about under reporting something that happened to Muslims. Its funny you dont restrain yourself from writing negative things about Muslims or criticising the avalanche of negative stories about them. Only ones where they are the victims.

    11. munir — on 8th April, 2009 at 10:36 am  

      marvin
      ” It’s often along racial lines, and mostly seemingly illogical and contradictory.”

      Quite- look at the fuss when a synangougue is attacked compared to the silence when a mosque is (which is far far more frequent)

      “When racist white thugs murder a young black boy it’s a media frenzy, at the expensive of all the other hate crimes.”

      Ah presumably you are talking about the Steve Lawrence case. The outcry was that in collusion with the police the perpetrators were allowed to get away. To this day no one has been punished for Lawrences murder. This has not been the case in black-on-white crimes.

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