Muslim Council and human rights spokesman Miqdaad Versi’s thread this morning on Islamophobia as a mainstream media phenomenon quickly went viral – but needs to be seen by everyone
Miqdaad Versi is a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain and for human rights organisation Rights Watch UK. This morning he posted a thread to Twitter demonstrating that anti-Muslim hatred is not a fringe phenomenon but rather driven and normalised by calculated propaganda from the so-called ‘mainstream’ media.
Not only that, but he shows how that normalisation provides a constant feed of ammunition to far-right hate-peddlers, who use the ‘mainstream’ fake news to support their vile narratives – and he roots it all in the tragic, all-too-real consequences of that hate seen in Christchurch last week.
The thread went viral, but needs to be read and digested by everyone who cares about justice and equality – and even more so by those who don’t. The thread is reproduced below with his permission and without further comment. Please read, digest and share:
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