BBC writes today trying to change something as simple as yes and no to maybe or maybe not?
Seldom we have seen such desperation in print as the following trying
to bend the truth regarding sympathy towards Jihad.
Last week, the UK's most popular newspaper, the Sun, ran the headline "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis". Where did that statistic come from and how reliable is it?
The Sun's headline immediately caused a backlash - angry videos of British Muslims disputing the "1 in 5" figure soon appeared on social media and Twitter users took up the hashtag #1in5muslims to make fun of the story. The newspaper regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, received more than 2,600 complaints.
The Sun's figures came from research carried out by polling company Survation, which conducted phone interviews with 1,000 British Muslims after the recent attacks in Paris. One of the questions was: Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
- I have a lot of sympathy with young Muslims who leave the UK to join fighters in Syria.
- I have some sympathy with young Muslims who leave the UK to join fighters in Syria.
- I have no sympathy with young Muslims who leave the UK to join fighters in Syria.
- Don't know.
The word "jihadis", which is used in the headline, does not appear in the question. This might be significant because not everyone who travels to Syria is necessarily going to fight for the so-called Islamic State or other militant Islamist groups - some could be going to join rebel groups opposed to IS.
When people answered the question, 4% said they had a lot of sympathy and 14% said they had some sympathy - a total of 19%, which is the figure the Sun used.
Then the transformation attempt and word bending of t he word Sympathy starts..by BBC writing:
The word "sympathy" is ambiguous and using it casts doubt on the result, says Manchester University's Maria Sobolewska, an expert on polling minority groups.
In the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the first two definitions of the word are:
Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.
Understanding between people; common feeling.
"Did [the respondents] simply mean that they felt the situation for Muslims is very hard around the world, with a lot of wars and conflict, and perhaps prejudice in Western Europe, and therefore, this particular person feels some sympathy with how desperation may lead some young people to terrorism?" asks Sobolewska…etc etc …
We ask our self's and you is the word sympathy really so confusing as BBC claims?
Could by any chance the words to be Sympathetic towards something be seen as being against something?
We at SDR are quite certain that you agree with us and The Sun´s news and understanding of the word Sympathy and the underlines that 20% of the UK Muslims actually are sympathetic towards Jihadists! Fact remains that if it barks like a dog, looks like a dog and wiggles the tail like a dog the it is a with great certainty a dog.