Thursday, 23 February 2012



A new Islamophobia hotline and website has been launched in Britain so the Muslims can collect statistics and use them to demand even further repression of free speech. The great and good were in attendance including the sickening Peter Oborne and Eric Pickles who, a few days, about was trumpeting the importance of affirming "British values".
Faith Matters today launched the TELL MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) campaign which will provide support to those who have suffered anti-Muslim attacks in England as well as mapping, analysing and collecting data on areas where such attacks are prevailent. The launch was attended by Peter Oborne, a columnist from the Telegraph, the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP and the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP. The TELL MAMA campaign was also mentioned in the Integration Strategy that was launched by the Department today.

Faith Matters conveys its thanks to the range of partners that attended the launch today and to the Community Security Trust which has been a trailblazer in monitoring hate crimes against Jewish communities in England. All hate crime is wrong and we will be working to ensure that anti-Muslim hate crimes are recorded and those who suffer such attacks, receive support through a one-stop shop signposting and guidance service which is being co-ordinated through Faith Matters.

Faith Matters believes that faith and non-faith communities should have the chance to live their lives free from fear and threats and that we all deserve a future built on this basic human right. So if you are the subject of an anti-Muslim attack in the future, TELL MAMA. Do not suffer in silence and report it!

MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) can be contacted through:

Freephone: 0800 456 1226 Facebook: tellmamauk

SMS us and we can call you back: 0115 707 00 07
Twitter: @tellmamauk

E-mail: info@tellmamauk.org
Web-site: www.tellmamauk.org
Source: Faith Matters

Note that they define the creation or distribution of "anti-Muslim literature" as an "anti-Muslim attack".

A repulsive article about the launch by Leon Poosavi (Muslim?) appears on the Huffington Post. It gives the impression of having been written for a bet about how many times the word 'Islamophobia' could be crammed into one article.
Over the past four years, my own research about Islamophobia has highlighted the need to recognise and challenge Islamophobia. This is evidenced in the growth of the far right across Europe over the last 10 years and more disturbingly, the increasing tendency for their Islamophobic rhetoric to be replicated in the mainstream. For example, a recent poll showed that 45% of Britons are not ashamed to admit that they think there are 'too many' Muslims in Britain. Numerous other studies also suggest similar widespread suspicion and dislike of Muslims.
Source: Huffington Post

Note he admits that virtually a majority of Britons are hostile to Islam, so these people are not just calling for the repression of views with which they disagree; they are calling for the repression of democracy itself.

He also repeats the charge that "Islamophobes" are ignorant of Islam.
While the reporting and monitoring of Islamophobic incidents is long overdue and can be a major leap forward, it must also be coupled with proactive efforts by people of all faiths to engage in dialogue to overcome the ignorance that unnecessarily pushes people apart.

The truth, of course, is exactly the opposite. Those who are most hostile to Islam tend to be those who are most knowledgeable about it. It is the big-hearted naifs, like the people in Faith Matters, who are ignorant of what they are embracing.

The good news is that Islam eventually cures the naivety of everyone it comes into contact with. For Europe, the question is whether it will cure it fast enough.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I went into a D.I.Y shop and one of the member of staff (male) there gathered around with the rest of the staff and started calling out the post box has come. I walked passed them and they continued talking about me. As I came back to the entrance where the till was he repeatedly started calling me post box.

Anonymous said...

I was walking in Wolverhampton Mander center and a old man walked passed calling out to me take your veil off. I am a very quite and shy person therefore I feel extremely upset when this kind of event occurs, and this isn't the only occasion that I have been abused, it has happened many times.

Anonymous said...

I cover my face and I have been abused in a number of occasions. The only problem is when someone is being racist they leave no proof of racism so what can be done?

Anonymous said...

Over the past four years, my own research about Islamophobia has highlighted the need to recognise and challenge Islamophobia. This is evidenced in the growth of the far right across Europe over the last 10 years and more disturbingly, the increasing tendency for their Islamophobic rhetoric to be replicated in the mainstream. For example, a recent poll showed that 45% of Britons are not ashamed to admit that they think there are 'too many' Muslims in Britain. Numerous other studies also suggest similar widespread suspicion and dislike of Muslims.

Anonymous said...

today saw sister wearing a niqab being repeatedly told to remove the veil by a English guy. When I approached him to ask what the issue was all he kept saying was "this is England and your kind don't belong here"


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