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For all you know, Erik Bleich and Maurits van der Veen are right

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jun 9, 2022 at 16:19

Dear Dr. Pipes, In "Covering Muslims", Erik Bleich and Maurits van der Veen say that coverage of the Muslims in the US, Canadian, British, and Australian media is negative. The authors just did not write this book, they are persisting with their thesis. I went to the book's website and did some additional research. I found and read one more article (ref1) related to the book. In this article, Bleich and van der Veen provide some additional details about their findings. The readers are encouraged to read the citation but I want to present an additional viewpoint here.

As much as I could find out, the authors have not said that the media is lying about Islam!! Lo and behold, the media could be negative about Islam and the media can very well be truthful. If we admit this possibility, the authors deserve our thanks. The media is negative about Islam and the media ought to be negative about Islam. If we do a computer analysis of the user comments on danielpipes.com, they will be found to be highly negative toward Islam and they sought to be so. We are very thankful.

Bleich and Maurits should work with the world to make sure that Muslims only do things that can be described in positive terms. A good start will be to 1) Do not demand more rights for yourself 24x7x365. 2) Use violence as a last resort and not the first 3) Focus on STEM and other creative pursuits for your youth and get rid of your guns etc etc etc.

https://theconversation.com/yes-muslims-are-portrayed-negatively-in-american-media-2-political-scientists-reviewed-over-250-000-articles-to-find-conclusive-evidence-183327

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