Sikh Federation in Britain accuse mainstream UK media of ignoring efforts to get them to stop using the generic (and virtually always erroneous) term ‘Asian’ when, in fact, what they should be labeling them is ‘Muslim.’
Sikhsiyasat (h/t Maria J) The Sikh Federation (UK) press release issued yesterday titled: ‘Abandon term ‘Asian’ and call a spade a spade for the sake of child victims’ has largely been ignored by the mainstream media”, informs another press release by the UK Sikh body. In part this is no surprise as it criticises the media itself for being on the political correctness bandwagon. It is easy for the media to keep using the word ‘Asian’ and not be specific. Journalists should however view this as a form of self imposed censorship.
Being specific about perpetrators of a crime is not expressing views that encourage racial or religious hatred, instead it is exposing the truth and ensuring communities from which the perpetrators originate and those in positions of power address the serious problem at hand.
Whilst the mainstream media may have deliberately ignored the Sikh Federation (UK) press release it has struck a chord with leading politicians. Both the Home Secretary and the Leader of the Opposition retweeted the press release within hours of its release. This implies senior politicians are far more sympathetic with the line being taken by the Sikh Federation (UK) – the media has a duty to follow this up.
Hundreds of non-Sikhs have retweeted quotes by Bhai Amrik Singh, Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) from the press release. Many have also positively responded to the Sikh Federation (UK) tweets. For example, in response to the tweet:
It is time for the media, police, local authorities and others to abandon political correctness and stop using the throwaway term ‘Asian’
Some of the reactions are below:
‘This is the most sensible suggestion I have read to date, well done.’
‘Please see what the Sikhs have asked. Drop the term ‘Asian’ it is misleading & offensive’
‘Absolutely brilliant, well said. Thank God for our friends in the Sikh community who love and care about Britain!’
‘Pity there`s not 4 Million Sikhs in the UK’
‘Indeed.. hard working resourceful people.’
‘Fully supported here. They use the term “Asian” as a deliberate attempt to fog the reality of what’s been happening.’
‘My wife is Japanese. She finds it offensive. No one uses “European” to describe French, Germans etc.’
‘Totally agree mate it’s turning and needs to! Stops tarring decent upstanding Asian communities.’
‘Agreed. As far as I know, most of the “Asian” perpetrators were of Pakistani origin. Why not say so?’
‘I agree 100%! I have been saying this for years! It’s an insult to Sikhs.’
‘BTW, re 2011 riots when some of you guys came out & guarded your temple. So proud you were British!’
‘Totally agree. The truth is out there, do use it. Muslim Grooming Gangs. Its not bigoted or racist. It’s the truth!’
‘Wouldn’t it be just ideal thing to replace UK Islamics with our Sikh friends. I’m very sorry you have been smeared by the media’
‘Sikhs are honourable people, their culture is the antithesis of Muslim culture.. they treat women as equals.’
‘Totally agree. I’m sorry media implying Sikhs involved in Rotherham abuse by only using term ‘Asian’’
’I agree, time to put the blame firmly where the blame and guilt lies…’
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Honest Reporting The headline was later amended and “pro-Israel” removed but a considerable chunk of the story is still dedicated to Voight’s advocacy on behalf of Israel even though it has nothing whatsoever to do with his personal relationship with his daughter and now son-in-law.
And just in case there is any doubt that The Independent has consciously decided to promote a paparazzi celebrity story by attaching Israel to it, this is how it was posted on The Independent’s Facebook page:
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These “moderate” rebels have been getting $$hundreds of millions in military aid from Barack Hussein Obama and other Western countries.
A terrorist-allied militia group says it has ‘secured’ a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital, more than a month after American personnel cut and run from the country over ongoing fighting.
An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched. A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week.
A video posted online showed men playing in a pool at the compound. In a message on Twitter, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah said the video appeared to have been shot in at the embassy’s residential annex.
Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated/Hamas-linked activists like CAIR who strong-armed the FBI into purging anti-(Islamic) terrorism training materials considered ‘offensive’ to Muslims, have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way ALL law enforcement officers are trained in the US.
Judicial Watch The coalition of influential and Muslim Brotherhood-connected Muslim rights groups are demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims.
There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to identify and remove information that could exhibit bias against Muslim terrorists.
Judicial Watch says, “the outrageous demands were made this month in a letter to Lisa O. Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. “Without executive branch actions, including those we recommend below, trainings that perpetuate gross stereotypes and false information about Islam and Muslims will continue to proliferate at the state and local level,” the letter says.
It continues: “The use of anti-Muslim trainers and materials is not only highly offensive, disparaging the faith of millions of Americans, but leads to biased policing that targets individuals and communities based on religion, not evidence of wrongdoing.”
Former FBI Special Agent and expert counter-terrorism trainer, John Guandolo is a main target of CAIR’s smear campaign against law-enforcement trainers
“These “activist” groups further demand that the Obama administration must pursue disciplinary action against agents and officials who engage in discriminatory conduct as well as those responsible for the anti-Muslim training materials.
Finally, the coalition insists that all federal funding to local and state law enforcement agencies be withheld unless they ban all training materials considered to be biased against race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. In short, these empowered Muslim activists want to dictate how our nation’s law enforcement agencies operate at every level.”
Among the signatories is the terrorist front organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has repeatedly proven that it wields tremendous power in the Obama administration. Founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists, CAIR got the FBI to purge anti-terrorism material determined to be offensive to Muslims. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal last summer and obtained hundreds of pages of FBI documents with details of the arrangement.”
“CAIR also got several police departments in President Obama’s home state of Illinois to cancel essential counterterrorism courses over accusations that the instructor was anti-Muslim. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands.”
Ah, yes, another shining example of the terrorism-supporting Muslim community in Britain.
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Gateway Pundit The group posted a video showing nine other soldiers begging for their lives, urging their families to take to the streets in the next three days to demand the release of Islamist prisoners as a condition to escape al-Sayyed’s fate. I
In the footage, posted on YouTube Friday night, one of the nine soldiers called on their families to block roads and exert pressure on the government to release the Islamist detainees from Roumieh within three days because they faced the threat of slaughter at the hands of IS militants. “I urge my people to take to the streets to pressure the Lebanese government or else we will be slaughtered,” Hussein Mahmoud Ammar, a soldier from the Akkar village of Fnaydeq, said in the video. “If they don’t take to the streets, we will be slaughtered within three days.”
The wife of Ali al-Sayyed held her daughter and mourned the death of her husband, a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by ISIS militants in Fnideq, a town in northern Lebanon.
Islamic State terrorists beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.
The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north Lebanon, was shown blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back, writhing and kicking the dusty ground while a militant announces he will be killed. Another militant then beheads him.