A leading Birmingham criminologist was bombarded with vicious hate mail and violent threats just days after publishing his research into online Islamophobia.Gosh! What are the odds..?
Mr Awan said: “My research attempted to show how hate groups on the internet, especially Twitter, were using this space to intimidate, cause fear and make direct threats against Muslim communities.
“That has particularly been the case since the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich last year. ”Funny how that sort of thing happens, isn’t it?
“So it’s quite ironic that I became a victim of this type of abuse after I discussed my findings on a popular internet forum earlier this month. ”I think you need to re-look up the word ‘ironic’, mate.
The research paper, titled ‘You’ve Got Hatemail’ involved the monitoring of the use of three separate hashtags #Muslim, #Islam and #Woolwich.
Mr Awan said: “The most common reappearing phrases were racist insults or remarks referring to terrorism and grooming.”Heh! That all you got?
Gosh, I can’t think where this meme of Muslims whinging about the very real consequences of their beliefs or their actions comes from, can anyone else?