It was all over the papers – Katya Koren – a beautiful Muslim Ukrainian model – was stoned to death for participating in a beauty contest & “violating the laws of Sharia,” only thing is, it was all a pack of lies.
The Daily Fail, ever hungry to criticise Muslims on any given opportunity, decided to run the story that “A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.”
All the stereotype subtexts were there – Sharia law taking over – Muslim women should be killed for showing flesh etc all leading to the middle england Daily Mail reader fearing that some kind of nut case Islamic hordes are about to takeover their green and pleasant lands and invoke archaic rules over them all.
The Daily Mail, never wanting to let the facts get in the way of a good story, made the whole story up, they point blank lied.
The truth is that neither Katya or her alleged assailants are Muslim. In fact they were all “Christian with Russian roots”.
Bilal Gaziyev, the man who was outed as the Shariah Law promoting killer, was infact pressured by police into accepting the blame for the murder.
“A student did it, killing his classmate. There is no other underlying reason, neither religious nor linked with inter-ethnic conflicts”
This blatant propaganda against Islam by sections of the rabid (zionist owned) right wing press is disgusting. The constant spread of Islamophobic stories has to be monitored, reported and the “newspapers” (I use that term very loosely) have to be made accountable for the shit they are peddling as news.
The Government keep banging on with their prevent strategy, how about preventing the media from telling lies about Muslims?
or does that fly against freedom of speech and make me un-British?
We have to take a collective stand & demand that such practices by the media are stopped, otherwise people believe the hype about Muslims and it strengthens the racist right wing to fight us.
To the Daily Mail & The Mirror, you owe us an apology.