Britain's press corp, journalists, producers, planners and writers: Stop giving a platform to Anjem Chaudary
This man says the most outrageous things, reflecting an untrue message of Islam, the Muslim community and for being responsible for dividing communities.
- Britain's press corp, journalists, producers, planners and writers
NOT IN MY NAME: an appeal to the media to stop giving airtime or column inches to attention seeker and demagogue, Anjem Chaudary
We, the Muslims of the United Kingdom, implore Britain's press corp, journalists and producers, planners and writers, to resist the temptation of giving a platform to the rent-a-gob extraordinaire, Anjem Chaudary.
This is a man who thrives in with the oxygen of publicity, of saying outrageous things, and for reflecting an untrue message of Islam that none can recognise.
He neither speaks for us, nor does he have any authenticity to speak about Islam or the British Muslim experience.
The best way to confront extremism is to ensure that demagogues like these are denied the one thing they seek most, attention.
That is what was reportedly sought after by the murderers of Woolwich.
And it is the one commodity that unites terrorists around the world, the propaganda of the deed.
So, we ask journalists to take a more proactive and a more responsible stance when it comes to representation of other communities. Giving the platform to Anjem and his Un-Merry Band of Attention Seekers only fuels hate and Islamophobia.
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