Neocons targetting British Media
Just a quick note on the story in The Times today regarding concerns being expressed over the 2012 Olympic Park mosque. Local Muslims are concerned that it may be dominated by Tablighi Jamaat and have drawn up a petition to make sure the mosque is shared by all Muslim groups. Yet again, journalist Sean O’Neill has resorted to using gaga sources for information about Muslims. In this instance, it is the Centre for Islamic Pluralism (CIP), whose executive director is Stephen ‘Sulayman’ Schwartz.
Yes, you guessed it, CIP is based in Washington USA and Schwartz is a barking mad Neocon! He has even described Hamza Yusuf as one of the most “most radical, vulgar, and provocative Islamist agitators in the West”! When you have finally stopped laughing, I wonder if you would mind sending an email to The Times suggesting that Neo-conservative organisations such as the Centre for Islamic Pluralism and the Hudson Institute have a political agenda and might therefore be just a teeny weeny bit bias.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are writing for publication, your letter must include a postal address and telephone number (not a mobile). Please be polite, make a single point and keep your correspondence under 200 words. Make sure you refer to the title, author and the date of publication. The Times has a reputation for high quality English and style and letters are edited with this in mind – they will ring you if they intend to edit before publication. Please do this today and put a stop to Sean O’Neill being used as a mouthpiece for the US far-right.
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11 November 2006
Use of Neo-conservative Hudson Institute as source.
Muslims oppose vast mosque plan
27 November 2006
Use of Neo-conservative Centre for Islamic Pluralism as source