Monday, 2 November 2009

Do you think the Mail is trying to suggest something?

Six stories from the current homepage of the Mail website:

Anyone would think the Mail is trying to imply Britain is over-run by criminal, benefit-scrounging immigrants and violent, would-be terrorist Muslims.

Oh wait...

And yet there is no mention on the Mail website of an incident from Rochdale where a 17 year old girl was:

subjected to racist taunts, including a chant of ‘BNP’ and obscenities.

Shortly after, the victim was grabbed by her headscarf by the boy and punched in the face by the girl, with such force that the pendant from her bracelet broke off and became stuck in the victim’s cheek.

It later had to be removed by doctors after the girl was taken to Rochdale Infirmary.

The girl:

sustained a fractured eye socket, a deep cut and severe bruising in the attack

The oldest of the gang of four attackers has pleaded guilty to public order offences and been fined. Of the rest:

The boy pleaded guilty to common assault, while the girl who punched the victim pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.

The pair have been warned they could face custodial sentences when they are sentenced next month.

The other 16-year-old girl pleaded guilty to a public order offence.

Given their (questionable) front page today on random attacks by thugs, why is the Mail not interested in that case?

Why in their reporting of the racist murder of Mohammed al-Majed did they use a headline that implied one person was involved - Thug convicted of killing 16-year-year-old Arab student in racist attack - when three men had actually been convicted for their part in the attack (one for racially aggravated common assault and the third for wounding with intent)?

And what about the case of BNP activist and European Parliamentary candidate David Lucas, who has been charged with:

possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances, possession of an explosives substance without an explosives licence, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition without a firearms certificate and two counts of possession of prohibited ammunition.

Predictably, the Mail has forgotten to report on that, too.

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