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    PRESS RELEASE - Ummah forum detest today’s misleading article in The Sun

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: Wednesday 7th January 2009

    Ummah forum detest today's misleading article in The Sun

    Today's article in The Sun entitled "Hate hit list" represents the
    most insidious and inflammatory kind of demonisation of law-abiding,
    decent, British Muslims. Sadly it comes as no surprise to see that
    such libellous and defamatory piffle was published in the prokaryote
    of British newspapers. If the article wasn't so offensive and damaging
    to community relations, we may have found it amusing that it took two
    journalists to compose such atrocious tabloid fodder; however this is
    a serious matter due to the clearly misleading nature of the article.
    It is extremely difficult to believe that The Sun has not deliberately
    set out to deceive its readers into thinking that British Muslims on
    our website pose a physical threat to prominent British Jews, whilst
    knowing full well that this is an outright lie.

    The quotes that the article carries are from a thread on Ummah Forums
    entitled, "Compile a list of those who support Israel". In the very
    first post, which sets out the theme and purpose of the thread, the
    user "Saladin1970" encourages other members to aid in compiling a list
    of British people who support Israel. He writes, "It would be
    beneficial to start compiling a list so that we can write polite
    letters reminding them of the injustices of Israel and to stop
    supporting Israel
    ." Later in the thread, the user "Abuislam" asks if
    any names and addresses have been posted up yet in . Further along the
    discussion still, the original user suggests that rather than
    contacting those listed directly, it may be a better idea to contact
    Muslim organizations and individuals involved with them and encourage
    them to boycott said individuals.

    Clearly, most people will realize that this thread is about a peaceful
    form of campaigning against the state of Israel by writing "polite"
    letters to well-known and wealthy supporters of the state asking them
    to withdraw that support and encouraging Muslims not to do business
    nor work with them until they do. Furthermore, boycotting supporters
    of Israel is not a new form of protest against the systematic and
    brutal state terrorism carried out against the Palestinian people, and
    neither is it a violent, threatening nor anti-Semitic action.

    Examining the adjectives used in The Sun's article gives us an
    undeniable insight into their intent in publishing this piece; the
    words "hate", "hit list", "hate-filled", "extremists", "terrifyingly",
    "fanatics", and "deadly" all appear in the short article. The article
    mentions anti-Semitic attacks on Jews in Europe, quotes a statement
    from a figure in Al-Qaeda saying Muslims should attack targets
    wherever they can, alleges that Hamas call for the killing of Jewish
    children by saying Jewish people should be targeted anywhere and
    mentions attacks including an arson raid on a Synagogue. Discerning
    readers will be able to see this for what it is: a despicable attempt
    to paint law-abiding, Muslim peace activists - who are campaigning
    against Israel's actions - as criminal, murderous, anti-Semites, and
    terrorists. By using the language and imagery of hate and fear, they
    are instilling these feelings towards Muslims in the hearts and minds
    of their readers, and this has been an obvious feature of The Sun
    newspaper for many years.

    The Sun should feel thoroughly ashamed of featuring such misleading
    articles that adds fuel to the fire of community tensions, which
    increases the misunderstandings, the ignorance and the fear between
    people of different backgrounds, faiths and political persuasions at a
    time when mutual understanding and respect are so essential. Ummah
    Forums is based on the premise that through dialogue and mutual
    exchange of sometimes drastically different and even diametrically
    opposed ideas, people from all parts of the world can come to
    understand each other and if unable to become friends, they can at
    least be friendly by recognizing their shared humanity. Ummah Forums
    is a non-sectarian platform, which allows users regardless of who they
    are and what their beliefs are to participate in discussions, and that
    is what makes it one of the most popular online discussion forums. We
    have regular users who are atheist, agnostic, Christian, Jewish and
    other non-Muslims, as well as Muslims of all backgrounds. We even have
    many users who are regular viewers of The Apprentice, and a number of
    threads about the programme including one which spans over 34 pages,
    so contrary to what The Sun suggests with its headline "Terror target
    Sugar", Sir Alan Sugar certainly has nothing to fear from users of our
    website!

    Like most Muslims, and a great number of non-Muslims across the world,
    many of our users are currently engaged in various kinds of protest
    and campaigning against the massacre of Palestinian civilians by the
    Israeli Forces. Yet despite this, anyone logging onto
    www.ummah.com/forum today would still see that we have registered
    users who are pro-Israeli Jews engaging in debates with Muslims users
    about what is currently happening in Gaza. This is just one testament
    amongst many to the fact that The Sun's characterization of us as a
    "fanatics' site" is an outright lie and we demand a complete,
    unequivocal retraction and apology for the article under discussion,
    printed in an equally prominent position of the paper as the original.

    Finally, we feel that the killing of over 40 Palestinians in an UN-run
    school in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army yesterday deserves far
    more attention from readers of any newspaper than a benign thread on a
    discussion forum. May Allah grant them, and all the victims of Israel,
    justice and eternal peace.

    Original Thread can be found here

    http://ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195566

    Notes:

    1. Ummah Forums is a non-sectarian platform, which allows users
    regardless of who they are and what their beliefs are to participate
    in discussions.
    2. For more information please contact Ummah.com on 0709 2020521.

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    Re: PRESS RELEASE - Ummah forum detest today’s misleading article in The Sun

    Personal comment:

    I can confirm that the User "AbuIslam" who was posing as a Muslim on this forum is infact
    Glen Jenvey who also registered as "Richard Tims" who registered on this forum to twist what the original Intent of this thread was for and to make Muslims look bad.


    Abuislam (Glen Jenvy) Deliberated added comments on this thread which made is as if this thread was intended to cause harm to names that were mentioned

    This has been confirmed from his IP address and Email addresses has he used on this forum and previous usernames

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    ÑÏ : Re: PRESS RELEASE - Ummah forum detest today’s misleading article in The Sun

    .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
    نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
    دولة الإسلامية باقية






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    Re: ÑÏ : Re: PRESS RELEASE - Ummah forum detest today’s misleading article in The Sun

    Update:

    AbuIslam is "Glen Jenvy" Have got various information back from very Reliable and Credible Sources about this

    Looks like he wanted to make a quick buck or 2 to sell his story to the Sun NewsPaper

    So he decided to stir something up on Ummah and Send it to the Sun which im sure he got quite a bit of money out of that

    Fraud Perhaps???Obtaining money by Deception if indeed the Sun did pay him?

    You Decide!

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    Re: PRESS RELEASE - Ummah forum detest today’s misleading article in The Sun

    Update:
    16/1/09


    The Sun has removed the article from the Website

    the Press Complaints commission are looking into this.

 

 

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