A report that they helped write accuses Champion of “fanning the flames of racial hatred.”
Most worrying is it identifying Sara as callous in making racist comments on the anniversary of the thuggish, nasty, hate murder of Mushin Ahmed in 2015.
“Exactly two years later…even as Mr Ahmed’s family and community remembered his horrific murder for no other reason than that he was a Muslim male from Rotherham ….. their Member of Parliament, Sarah Champion, was fanning the flames of racial hatred by calling out ‘British Pakistani men’ as sexual predators who work in gangs to groom and sexually exploit mainly white pubescent girls.”
In my opinion this is verges on incitement to hate. Why even mention the sad murder of Mr Ahmed in the same context of Sarah Champion, if not to besmirch her and thereby intentionally or not, flag her up as a target? They seem to have disregarded the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, and the threats to all MPs.
The report itself is based on a “pretend” academic study whose comments and recommendations are intended to be drawn from an opinion survey of 160 people.
The survey is deeply flawed with a very dodgy methodology. Respondents were invited by the authors themselves via email or links found on their tweets and Facebook pages.
There is no indication of over what period the questionnaire was available, and the questions were drawn up by people who seem to have no visible experience in opinion polling.
It is interesting that the report reproduces and expands comments by the publisher’s* Chairman six months before publication, and a few before work on the survey began.
Now I ask why this witch hunt dressed up as fact?
Since her comments Sarah has admitted to naivety by giving them to the Sun newspaper and has apologised that she placed herself in a position where she could be quoted out of context.
The report admits “The survey does not provide evidence of any direct correlation between racist and Islamophobic attacks post the Champion article and media interviews and what Sarah Champion wrote and spoke in the media”. Being frank, because there isn’t any.
You may wonder why I lead with “four Kashmiri women” aspect, and not mention the two men involved? Simply it’s because Sarah Champion has done more to defend women from domestic and sexual violence than they can dream. Seems they find it easier to attack Sarah Champion than to confront the misogyny in some of their men.
I expect better of them. And the question must be asked why did you pick on this of all the millions of issues surrounding violence against women? Why did these “sisters” channel their wroth on to another, very effective campaigning “sister.”
Could it be anything to do with efforts to insert a Muslim Labour candidate into the next parliamentary elections?