Thursday, August 17, 2006

MSM radicalises Muslims

From the BBC:
A company called Ethnic Focus regularly surveys ethnic minorities and advises public bodies - including the police - about how to communicate with particular communities.

Saber Khan, its research director, says that while digital TV is popular among Asians there are clear differences between the generations.

"Forty per cent of Asians are under 25 and that basically means you are talking about second and third generation people. According to our regular surveys, they are overwhelmingly consumers of mainstream news - mainstream newspapers and TV."

This view is supported by Dr Yunas Samad, a senior lecturer in sociology at Bradford University, who has also studied the relationship between British Pakistanis and the media.

But he says the fact that younger Muslims now watch the mainstream channels doesn't stop them getting radical ideas.

"One of the things we kept trying to ask was 'Where did you get these kinds of views that actually mobilised you?' and they came back and said 'We just watch the TV, we just watch mainstream media'.
You know, like the BBC.


Anonymous max said...

More exposure coming your way. Excellent work if I may add.

11:01 am  
Blogger DFH said...

Cheers Max.

11:04 am  
Blogger Jez said...

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10:17 am  
Blogger Jez said...

Maybe it's seeing nameless Arab victims of Israeli and US terror, that radicalises them. Have you ever thought of that? I have posted this on several threads and will do so again.
watch this
If you are committed to facts and are interested in different sources, watch it fully before commenting. When soemone posts a link to Fox News in order to substantiate a claim, I will watch it, even if I know the obvious pro-US bias at Fox News.
I would like to add, and the video shows that clearly, that media interest does not lie in what the public want to see, but in what big business, big politics, and big lobbying wants to convey, ie. US, Israeli and petroleum interests.
If you are going to oppose this view, I call on you to do so, intelligently, logically, rationally, and without the use of ad hominems or other fallacies. Furthermore, if you are really interested in debate, I invite you to my blog (click on my name above) or to the following blog:

so long

10:21 am  

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