This video is called Listening Post – Is the British media Islamophobic?
A video from Britain which used to be on the Internet used to say about itself:
An attack on four men at a mosque in Greater Manchester was fuelled by ministers’ comments about Muslim veils, it has been claimed. Mohammed Shafiq, of the Ramadhan Foundation, said comments from Jack Straw and Phil Woolas were to blame. Mr Shafiq, of the Manchester-based Islamic youth organisation, backed police calls for calm in the community, but said Muslims were becoming victims of violence because of politicians’ comments. He said: “This is another example of Muslims being attacked and persecuted and the responsibility lies with the politicians who have been on a feeding frenzy attacking Muslims and giving ammunition to thugs’ hatred towards us. “The responsibility for this lies with the likes of Jack Straw, Phil Woolas and others who believe it’s open season on Muslims. “People are extremely fearful now, especially the elderly people. “People think they might be attacked on the way to the mosque or even inside while they’re praying.”
From British daily The Morning Star:
Wrong on every count
(Sunday 19 October 2008)
IMMIGRATION Minister Phil Woolas‘s idea of setting a legal limit for the number of people coming into Britain is wrong on all counts.
First, it is unachievable, since all citizens of European Union states have the right of free movement throughout the EU. Nor can Britain legally turn away refugees who seek political asylum.
Second, it is based on ignorance of the current situation in Britain, since the government gave up checking on the numbers of temporary migrants who return home.
This is important in view of the growing evidence that many of the eastern European who came to work in Britain in the past decade or so have already left.
Experience shows that, whenever governments blame immigrants rather than systemic failures for shortages of homes or jobs, there is a consequent increase in racist and xenophobic crimes.