Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Tell Mama" Loses Government Funding

The British government has given "Tell Mama" hundreds of thousands of pounds to monitor anti-Muslim attacks. Much like CAIR in the U.S., however, the group instead focused on exaggerating and misrepresenting reports in order to stifle criticism of Islam.

The Telegraph—A controversial project claiming to measure anti-Muslim attacks will not have its government grant renewed after police and civil servants raised concerns about its methods.

The project, called Tell Mama, claimed that there had been a “sustained wave of attacks and intimidation” against British Muslims after the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby, with 193 “Islamophobic incidents” reported to it, rising to 212 by last weekend.

The group’s founder, Fiyaz Mughal, said he saw “no end to this cycle of violence”, describing it as “unprecedented”. The claims were unquestioningly repeated in the media.

Tell Mama and Mr Mughal did not mention, however, that 57 per cent of the 212 reports referred to activity that took place only online, mainly offensive postings on Twitter and Facebook, or that a further 16 per cent of the 212 reports had not been verified. Not all the online abuse even originated in Britain.

Contrary to the group’s claim of a “cycle of violence” and a “sustained wave of attacks”, only 17 of the 212 incidents, 8 per cent, involved the physical targeting of people and there were no attacks on anyone serious enough to require medical treatment.

There have been a further 12 attacks on Islamic buildings, three of them serious, including a probable arson attack on a Muslim community centre in north London, which burned it to the ground.

Tell Mama supporters launched a furious campaign of protest against The Sunday Telegraph after it disclosed the breakdown last week, with round-robin emails to the newspaper accusing it of behaviour “better suited to the days of 1930s Germany”.

However, The Sunday Telegraph has now learned that even before Woolwich, the communities minister, the Liberal Democrat MP Don Foster, called Mr Mughal to a meeting and said that Tell Mama’s grant would not be renewed.

The organisation has received a total of £375,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) since last year.

“Mr Mughal was giving data on attacks to DCLG which wasn’t stacking up when it was cross-referenced with other reports by Acpo [the Association of Chief Police Officers],” said one source closely involved in counter-extremism.

“He was questioned by DCLG civil servants and lost his temper. He was subsequently called in by Don Foster and told that he would receive no more money.” (Continue Reading.)

7 comments:

Deleting said...

"Tell Mama and Mr Mughal did not mention, however, that 57 per cent of the 212 reports referred to activity that took place only online, mainly offensive postings on Twitter and Facebook, or that a further 16 per cent of the 212 reports had not been verified. Not all the online abuse even originated in Britain. "


Couldn't happen to a more deserving group.

BM200032 said...

"Tell mama"

Muslim whining being described for what it is, immature children in grown up bodies throwing a hissy fit every time anyone says something accurate about that pathetic excuse for a 'religion' islam

Here's something to "tell mama" about,

the Quran contains

Historical errors (haman and pharoah, which even islamic awareness admitted was false)

Scientific errors (sperm between the ribs, stars shoot down genies)

Contradictions ( are jews and christians believers or not?)

Absurdities ( allah won't give you miracles/signs because other people rejected them before, even though Jesus got a huge following by doing miracles)

In addition, your false prophet muhammed is

a pedophile
a rapist
a murderer
a liar
a thief
a polygamist
a crossdresser
a slave owner
a torturer
an epileptic ( nothing wrong with being epileptic, but when he's using his seizures to justify his prophethood, it becomes a problem)



I refuse to say that a book with such errors is from God, furthermore, I refuse to believe a deranged arab robber from the 7th century who couldn't tell the difference between dream and reality (night journey with buraq and magic donkey, thinking he was having sex with his bordello of wives when it was only a dream) is a "prophet"

Go "tell mama" about that!

cheryl_maree said...

BM that was pretty good!! LOL

Deleting said...

BM200032 said, " I refuse to believe a deranged arab robber from the 7th century who couldn't tell the difference between dream and reality (night journey with buraq and magic donkey, thinking he was having sex with his bordello of wives when it was only a dream) is a "prophet""

And I bet he was ugly too!! All paunch and bloated with a snaggletooth leer...

Okay so I probably should focus on my day job and not my fly by night and pretty much non-existant writing career.

bob said...

Muslims are pretty good at playing the victim, until someone reads their book and discovers what they are really up to, and then, because they can't get it their own way, the tantrum throwing and violence starts.

BOOTA SINGH said...

good news, we welcome more and more these type of news.

John Doe said...

Jolly-o-England is finally waking up and smelling the humus, further good news 6 muzzies arrested and sentenced to 19 years each for plotting to bomb EDL rally. EDL are definitely getting my vote in the next coming elections, I never thought I'd be leaning toward the far-right, but times are changing.

Plot to bomb EDL rally