A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016.
Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said: “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians.”
It’s also “no coincidence” this rise coincides with a surge in Islamic terrorism.
The ECRI then made 23 separate recommendations to Theresa May’s government for changes to the criminal law, restriction of freedom of the press, crime reporting and equality law.
And despite the report not analyzing coverage of the historic Brexit vote, Mr Ahlund saw fit to comment on the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
In a sweeping statement, he said: “The Brexit referendum seems to have led to a further rise in ‘anti-foreigner’ sentiment, making it even more important that the British authorities take the steps outlined in our report as a matter of priority.”
The report lays into the British press and urges the government to “give more rigorous training” to reporters.
Interestingly, the unelected European politician remained silent on the issue of rising Muslim crime in continental Europe. He didn’t say anything about the massive increase in rape and sexual assaults. He didn’t offer any commentary on the spike in violent crime. Strangely, he also avoided the continuing stream of illegal immigrants pouring into Europe and living off of the socialist welfare programs that were supposed to provide security for the citizens of Europe.
In fact, while Ahlund and the ECRI were concerned about a small increase in “anti-Muslim” crime in the UK, they completely ignored the enormous increase in crime committed by Muslims in England, France, Germany, Sweden, and in other areas of Europe. The spike in Muslim crime absolutely dwarfs the increase in crime against Muslims, but still the liberal European politicians continue to ignore the devastating effects of Muslim migration to Europe.
In the 83-page report, the Commission said: “ECRI considers that, in light of the fact that Muslims are increasingly under the spotlight as a result of recent ISIS-related terrorist acts around the world, fueling prejudice against Muslims shows a reckless disregard, not only for the dignity of the great majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom, but also for their safety.
“In this context, it draws attention to a recent study by Teeside University suggesting that where the media stress the Muslim background of perpetrators of terrorist acts, and devote significant coverage to it, the violent backlash against Muslims is likely to be greater than in cases where the perpetrators’ motivation is downplayed or rejected in favor of alternative explanations.”
If you lie to people and hide the motivations of Islamic terrorists, they’ll be less likely to get mad at Muslims.
Is this why so many Muslim terror attacks in Germany, Sweden and France are immediately blamed on “mental health issues”?
Britain reportedly rejected the recommendations, writing back: “The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law.”
Of course, that’s a total lie as they already have tons of hate speech laws on the books.