Muslim Council of Britain launches Center for Media Monitoring to silence criticism of Islam
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has officially launched the Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) and its first quarterly report on the State of Media Reporting about Islam and Muslims in Parliament yesterday.
According to the MCB, the project expands the successful work that has elicited over 100 corrections on inaccurate stories in national media to a broader remit of tackling the serious problem of bias.
The goal of the CfMM is to promote fair and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam, by engaging constructively with the media and empowering communities to make a change.
The launch in Parliament, hosted by Naz Shah MP (Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities), heard from a number of speakers:
Yasmin Qureshi MP, Chair, APPG on Religion in the Media
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, former Conservative Party Chair
Gary Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Express
Paul Clarkson, Managing Editor, The Sun
Bishop of Chelmsford, Lords Communications Committee
Professor Paul Baker, linguistics expert who validated the methodology used
Shahin Sadafi, Grenfell United
In attendance were a range of senior stakeholders including the Managing Editor of the Daily Mail, Alex Bannister and the Managing Editor of the Mail on Sunday, John Wellington.
Gary Jones, Editor-in-Chief of the Express acknowledged the presence of 'Islamophobia' in the press, and praised the Centre for Media Monitoring for its report as a way of holding media to account. 'We need to be monitored,' he said, whilst also noting that the Muslim Council of Britain was the first group he met with, after becoming Editor-in-Chief.
Author's comment: A better example of dhimmitude would be hard to find. The Editor-in-Chief of one of the largest media outlets in the land is falling over himself to appease the Muslim population and to be complicit in the silencing any criticism of Islam.
It would have been better if he had stood up to be counted among those who recognise that 'Islamophobia' is not even a real thing, but simply a made-up word constructed for the sole purpose of rendering non-Muslims powerless in the face of the rapidly advancing global jihad.
Nevertheless, we are quite sure that his decision to indulge in this craven appeasement would have nothing whatsoever to do with improving the circulation figures of his newspaper in heavily populated Muslim areas.