Friday, 8 June 2012

Can you spot the missing words?

The BBC report this morning that 'Forced marriage parents face jail under new laws'. In the whole 550 word article there is not a single mention of the country that most victims of forced marriage are taken to to marry in, Pakistan. In the whole 550 word article there is not a a single mention of the religion that links the vast majority of such forced marriages, Islam.

Yet again the BBC manages to write an article that should more than tangentially show Islam in a negative light and magically manages to avoid mentioning that religion. This happens too often for it to be a coincidence, I believe that there is a policy to avoid criticising Islam. This is probably wrapped up in terms of not wishing to promote Islamaphobia but the BBC do not take any such similar care when it comes to criticising Jews.

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