The Anti Racist campaigning group Hope Not Hate have launched a campaign to educate the tabloid Daily Star on how best to report on Islam and Muslims. For a while there has been some sensationalist and often red top jerking stories of Muslim portrayal which would make an average EDL member look like a member of the peace corps.
Their first target is the Daily Star as they had gone through the past seven years of the newspaper and found hundreds of negative articles about Muslims – and very few positive. Many of the articles over-exaggerate the importance of tiny Muslim extremist groups while ignoring more mainstream Muslim opinion and use the words of these extremists to smear an entire faith. On other occasions they print inaccurate or slanted articles that whip up fear and mistrust.
Do sign up and see what happens.