Trust High in Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews.
What…you didn’t get that impression listening to the BBC all day?
No nor did I. In fact I didn’t hear those groups mentioned once….which is strange because you would think that the BBC would ‘celebrate’ that.
Instead we had an entirely negative story…and a unique interpetation of it, an interpretation which absolved the guilty and passed the judgement instead on those who had critical views of the ‘guilty’s’ behaviour, views which the BBC found unacceptable…rather than condemning those who behaved in a way that the Public find unacceptable.
What we had was the BBC pandering to the usual Muslim grievance industry carpet baggers….the pan handlers who come up with a figure for ‘Islamophobia’ and stretch out a hand for government money to help ‘further research’.
What I heard was the BBC telling us that in its poll of 18 to 24 year olds they found out that Muslims were perceived in a negative fashion by 60% of the poll…this the BBC obviously thought was as a result not of Muslim actions, but due to ignorance and prejudice on the part of the British Public.
However the BBC could have told us that only 29% believed Asians as a group were viewed negatively……. what wasn’t emphasised was that 43% of those polled trusted Muslims, 55% trusted Asians and 62% trusted Christians.
Hold the frontpage!
What else didn’t the BBC dwell on?
Who else is viewed negatively…almost to the same extent as Muslims at 53%….Roma/travellers and East Europeans…and teenagers at 56%….again no mention from the BBC on 5live.
Strange that all the BBC wanted to talk about was Muslims.
The poll was commissioned by Radio One and its webpage provides a fuller explanation of the findings…but still concentrates on the obvious:
Listening to 5Live you would never have found out about the wider aspects of the poll.
What was the question asked that the BBC concentrated on?
‘Generally speaking do you think that each of the following groups of people have a positive or negative image among the British population at present.’
It should be noted that this poll was taken a couple of weeks after the death of Lee Rigby…something not mentioned on the radio….something which could well have had an effect on the outcome of the poll.
What’s wrong with that question?
The problem is that it means nothing on its own…so you find out that 60% of those polled think Muslims have a negative image in Britain….but then what? There’s no attempt to find out why that negative image is so prevalent….and bear in mind that the negative image might not be held by those polled..it is merely asking what they think other people think….odd when you think about that.
You could conclude that was the BBC’s thinking…not to investigate those reasons allows the BBC to speculate and interpret the data in its own way and to impose its own narrative on why Muslims are distrusted or ‘hated’.
The BBC brings in the usual ‘Muslim expert’ who spouts the usual drivel…racism, discrimination, the Media demonising Muslims, lack of understanding and failure of the majority to integrate and interact with Muslims.
We had one on Victoria Derbyshire’s show today discussing this…his solution….Muslims must interact with the population….er…by living their faith amongst us, bringing the knowledge to the unbeliever…showing us how wonderful Islam is.
In other words what we need is more Islam….once we get to know it we will love it.
Unfortunately most people know it all too well…and don’t like what they see.
What about racism or the Media, are they the cause of negative views of Islam?
43% trust Muslims, 27% don’t.
40% don’t trust Roma/Travellers.
55% trust Asians, 16% don’t.
62% trust Christians, 12% don’t.
So Christians and Asians get almost the same trust rating….In other words…it can’t be race that drives the negative perceptions of Muslims. What about the Media?
Clearly the evidence points to the fact that how people are perceived, how much they are trusted, depends entirely on how they act.
The poll shows that Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews all have a very similar image and trust rating despite being as ‘foreign’ as Muslims….they all have around 16% negative ratings…far below the 60% for Muslims…and there is a reason for that.
Blow up things, terrorize people, cause untold trouble and you will appear in the newspapers and on the TV.
It is your own fault, nothing to do with skin colour.
For the BBC to adopt the narrative that critics of Islam are merely ignorant, prejudiced and full of hate is a complete reversal of the facts……just who is it that is prejudiced, ignorant and full of hate for ‘the other’?
The BBC tells us that A report submitted to the Leveson inquiry into press standards last year concluded there was “a serious and systemic problem of racist, anti-Muslim reporting within sections of the British media”.
But it was a Muslim group that supplied that ‘report’. If you don’t want to be in the Media or on the front page don’t behave in a way that will get you there.
What Muslims seem to want is a complete blackout of any reporting of any Muslim behaviour that could be viewed negatively…perhaps Miliband will cap media coverage….and the BBC seem to be pushing that narrative.
What is really needed is new thinking…instead of tackling ‘Islamophobia’ the Great and the Good should be tackling Muslim attitudes, beliefs and values, closing down the Faith schools and madrassas that promote separation and hatred and investigating the Mosques that continue to allow the preaching of fundamentalist beliefs.
58% believed terrorism was the biggest threat to the UK.
At the end of the poll there was a section on immigration, the results were as you might suspect..and again ignored by the BBC.
66% believed immigration increased community tensions.
47% believed that such tension would lead to race riots.
57% wanted less immigration.
53% believed it led to higher unemployment.
47% says immigration leads to higher crime.