‘Muslim Problem’ article could incite hate crime, UK group warns

A man holds up an anti-Muslim banner during a demonstration by the English Defense League in London. (REUTERS/Darren Staples/file)
LONDON: The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has added its voice to the growing list of those accusing The Sun newspaper of deliberately using Nazi terminology in attacking Muslims, claiming it could incite further Islamophobic attacks.
Writing in The Sun, the UK’s most widely read newspaper, one of the paper’s leading writers Trevor Kavanagh declared the country had a “Muslim Problem.”
The phrase drew obvious comparisons to “The Jewish Problem” — an expression used in Nazi Germany prior to the Holocaust, which left millions of Jews dead.
The backlash has seen over 100 UK MPs write to The Sun complaining about the language used, and the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Tell MAMA — a group that measures anti-Muslim attacks — complain directly to the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPOS).
Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the MCB, claimed that using such a phrase was grossly alarming at a time when hate crimes against Muslims are on the increase.
“The fact that a national newspaper columnist asks readers for a solution to the ‘Muslim Problem’ is truly disgusting,” Versi told Arab News.
“It appears the editors believed it was appropriate to use Nazi-like terminology about Muslims, showing the serious challenges we face in the UK.
“In the United Kingdom, there has been a rise in Islamophobia and hate crime, with 40 neo-Nazis currently being investigated for fears they are plotting terrorist attacks against Muslims.
“In this climate, such a column is not only irresponsible but downright dangerous.”
In an article about immigration following the Newcastle sex abuse scandal — in which Asian men were convicted of abusing young girls — Kavanagh laid the blame squarely on Islam, writing: “Muslims are a specific rather than a cultural problem”. He concluded by asking “What will we do about The Muslim Problem.”
MPs from across the political spectrum reacted by putting their names to a latter calling for the article to be retracted and asking whether Kavanagh’s position at The Sun is now tenable.
“It is shocking that in the 21st century a columnist is using such Nazi-like terminology about a minority community,” the letter to The Sun editor Tony Gallagher read.
“Muslims currently face threats from far right and neo-Nazi groups in the UK and your publication of this article can therefore only be seen as an attempt to further stoke up hatred and hostility against Muslims.”
The Sun, however, rubbished accusations of Islamophobia and using Nazi-like terminology, claiming Kavanagh was simply “drawing links between immigration, religion and crime.”
“We strongly reject the allegation that Trevor Kavanagh is inciting Islamophobia,” a Sun spokesperson told Arab News.
“He is reflecting the links between immigration, religion and crime in the context of a trial of largely Pakistani sex gangs.
“Any suggestion that this article is promoting Islamophobia is a deliberate misreading of a very serious subject. Furthermore, it was never the intention that other elements of the column would be equated to Nazi-like terminology.”
Speaking earlier to Arab News about the sex grooming scandal, Neil Chakraborti, an academic who sits on the advisory board of Tell MAMA, said it was “simplistic” to blame Muslims as a whole for such sickening crimes.
“While it’s understandable that there’s a lot of anger and emotion following such a case, to label a particular community as culpable because of their skin color is simplistic,” Chakraborti said.
“The problem is more multi-layered and complex than that. After such crimes we all need in some way to take ownership.”
source:   http://www.arabnews.com/node/1145801/middle-east

2 replies

  1. Sexual grooming is a British value in your so called civilised society., where a nine years old girl can have a baby out of wed lock but she is not allowed to be married. Rapes and sexual grooming are part and parcel of western society. Teenage pregnancy rate in Great Britain is the highest in western Europe. It is a civilised country and Yemen is a backward country because it allows young girls to get married. It is also gross hypocrisy for the police to prosecute paedophiles when the government is overseeing boy scouts being given condoms from the age 11 and girls of the same age being told it is OK to have sex if they use ‘protection’. Boys and girls at age 11 are not allowed to marry but they can have sex and produce children. Every parent is worried about his child being indoctrinated into the idea that gay and sexual promiscuity is “normal” modes of behaviour. At the same time, all parents have the right to control their children and it is their Duty to control them.

    Under the law of Islam, the punishment for rapist is “stoned to death” in public by public — no matter what religion the criminal is affiliated. Rape is considered as a serious offense in Islam warranting death to offenders, more than just “illegal sexual intercourse” commonly known as adultery.
    Sexual grooming is one of the British value. Majority of Brits are involved in sexual grooming of under age children. Child abusers come in all colours, all spheres of life from the very top of the social ladder to the very bottom of the social ladder. To try and make this about race is very narrow sighted on your part. Those Pakistanis who are involved in sexual grooming are the product of British schooling. They can’t call themselves Muslim if they go around raping the so called ‘uncovered meat’. Islam never taught us to ‘straighten’ the world in that manner. Perhaps these group of morons should straighten themselves mentally. Hopefully they can stop bringing shame to Islam due to their lack of Islamic Education. Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

    The elite pedophile ring in England isn’t a myth unfortunately. In the 80s we heard of a pedophile ring in Kincora Boys Home in Belfast created by the MI6. Shortly afterwards it was the orphanages in Wales. Then those of London, Scotland & finally Jimmy Seville went down. Today everything is done to cover up the biggest scandal of all: The implication of the royal family in this pedophile ring. So we’re going to talk about Satanism, pedophile crimes & a strange affair of a ceremony going wrong in the south of France. The whole British government and whole British royal family are consisted of child abusers. Not surprising when your own government is full of paedophiles. The corrupt in the UK and the US government contrary to popular opinion are even trafficking children and disappearing them all in a very underground corrupt elite clans and all over Europe while.the paedophiles like to join abet and aid the corrupt governments with more clandestine paedophilia. Disgusting.(military whistle blowers should speak up or they are just as complicit in the trafficking of children for corrupt elite paedophiles). Another Jewish peer getting away with it….. Its one rule for them and another rule for all others. Gods chosen people are they???? No doubt the request came from Bonny nuttyahoo not to prosecute him. And Cameron duly agreed.

    Disgraceful Lord Janner should stand Trial and be suspended from the House of Lords. Everyone assumes these pervs are usually conservatives. But it seems labour has more of these sicko’s but it just might be more labour supporters have been caught. Once again Westminster and the law protect their own Law breakers, A clear cut case of this pedophile walking free whilst his victims are left with no justice whatsoever. Just goes to prove that the ”justice system”’ does no longer work,save for corrupt judges and prosecutor’s now work for the Banks an the Rich while oppressing the people it is meant to serve with fraudulent repossession orders and TV license fines that pay paedophiles wages…. A serious overhaul is need with Jail sentences for Judges and Prosecutors that are shown to be corrupt. Appalling that victims of abuse are not getting justice! Let’s hope that all politicians, involved in paedophilia, are arrested for their sexual activities. I have been following the Elm Guest House/ Dolphin Square story for some time and Theresa May is not making amends for past wrongs. Poor Geoffrey Dickens tried his best to unearth this scandal, with little support. For the government to put Baroness Butler-Sloss in charge of an enquiry that her brother is implicated in, after objections, replacing her with Fiona Woolf (who entertained the former Home Secretary Lord Brittan in her home) beggars belief! The establishment protect their own……….bankster? Bail out! War Criminal Tory Blair? free as a bird! Jobs for the boys? Quangos! BBC propaganda machine? license fee enforced by law! Paedophile? No charge! etc etc.
    So when our silent majority (like 99%) read about this handful of scum that exist in our community we are enraged, we are more enraged by the British authorities who brush these issues under the carpet, ignorance never resolved anything. The problem should be dealt with head on, this is what all of us want, we want maximum sentences for these perpetrators, yet we are always made the scapegoats. You consistently read of papers like the Daily Mail saying xyz did not mention they were of Pakistani origin enough, that’s just really clever, persecute us all, teach us all a lesson for the doings of a few scum balls, persecute us, but don’t ever mention Churchill again, because clearly you are everything he was not.

    Whilst you’re at it, start thinking about the ethnicities of Jimmy Seville and other famous TV personalities, and of the multitude of priests, more recently DJ Neil Fox, and God knows how many other white people who are paedophiles and ask the question why the media does not refer to them as ‘white middle class men’, whereas it refers to this scum as ‘Pakistani/Asian men’.

    Shame on what the present British society has become, shame on you for being cowards in not being able to protect the innocents of society and making the rest of our majority community the scapegoats of your own failures.

    And carry on with this persecution because let me tell you frankly we are sick of this racism anyway, and I assure you it is not the scum people like those groomers or the weirdo jihadist’s that will be going anywhere soon, it is people like me with MBA’s and PhD’s that are the ones looking to leaving this country for good and heading somewhere that really does uphold the values of Churchill.

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