| ||Not content with fabricated evidence in producing his ‘report’ on hate literature in mosques for Policy Exchange, (The Hijacking of British Islam), Denis MacEoin’s new ‘report’ on Muslim schools confirms only this, that having been caught out once with flimsy evidence backing an implausible theory, he’s trying it on again with another poorly researched, outrageous piece of work. |
The Daily Telegraph gives MacEoin a column in its comment pages to reiterate his nonsense. The Daily Express splashes ‘Muslims Schools Ban Our Culture’ across its front page, while the Daily Star asks readers in its poll, ‘Should Muslim schools be banned in the UK?’.
When the headline to the accompanying article in the Star reads: ‘Islam kids taught forget [Harry] Potter and prepare for jihad’, the poll results can be predicted with relative ease.
It’s unlikely that many readers will hone in on the flawed methodology employed in producing the report. The Express states:
‘He [MacEoin] made clear that only a small number of the more than 120 Muslim schools in Britain were involved’. Though this has evidently not prevented the paper’s front page absurdity. Nor even the fact that MacEoin never visited a single Muslim school whilst researching his subject matter.
The Association of Muslim Schools issued a statement to say:
‘We are particularly disappointed but not surprised that the report has been drafted and edited by individuals who have a track record of producing literature that is divisive, poorly researched and does not stand up to serious independent scrutiny. The authors did not visit a single Muslim school as confirmed by page xiv of the summary.’
Since when have the facts ever stood in the way of good Muslim bashing story?
No doubt few will have the patience to trawl through the 170+ page 'report', so we'll make it easy for you. MacEoin was recently appointed the new editor of Middle East Quarterly, the flagship publication of Daniel Pipes' Middle East Forum. How's that for an executive summary.
|< Prev||Next >|