DTT: It is always important for readers and regular visitors to forum sites not to take information shared on there as being reflective of the wider community on there. Sometimes, there are people who comment on forums just so they can entrap or spread hate. Whoever that individual may be on Ummah.com, for sure does NOT follow Islam. In this case, it seems the person(s) that was commenting may have done so in order to entrap or spread hate against Muslims.
by Rory MacKinnon in Britain / Morning Star Online
‘Islamist extremist’ web post traced back to right-wing rags’ Northcliffe House office
RIGHT-WING hacks were accused of “entrapment” yesterday after an online post by a supposed Islamist extremist was traced back to the headquarters of the Daily Mail and Evening Standard.
A forum post on British Muslim social forum Ummah.com urged others to “pledge allegiance to the caliphate.”
New user “abuaisha10” suggested that people “get out of this evil country and pledge our allegiance to the muslim sharia law and get out of evil west (sic).
“Who wants to join me so we can wage war and jihad against the corrupt west?” the post read.
But the call to arms drew only bemusement from forum regulars.
One traced the IP address back to a known hotbed of extremist rhetoric — the papers’ Northcliffe House HQ in London.
Hope Not Hate researcher Simon Cressy described the revelations as “very disturbing.”
He said: “If it has originated from the Daily Mail, it smacks of a honeypot, it smacks of entrapment.”
The Daily Mail Group did not respond to the Morning Star’s requests for comment, while an operator with Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist hotline confirmed they would investigate the source.
“If someone is obviously trying to rally people together to commit violence, that would be an offence we would look into,” she said.
Read the entire article here: Morning Star Online
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