Given the choice how would you like to be described? A progressive, open-minded and independent or traditional, close-minded, and submissive.
Living in the 21st Century these are the labels we are given to choose from. How you define yourself has a big effect on how you act. The life choices you make. In this episode, I am looking at how the British government is trying to influence our Muslim identities.
A social media network for young people, launched around the term “woke”, is actually a covert British government program, security officials have admitted. The content for the Facebook page and Instagram feed was created for the OSCT by Breakthrough Media, a London-based communications company, several people with knowledge of the project have confirmed to Middle East Eye.
Supersisters mag was also a content company that was set up as a Home Office project through its parent company JGO. Supersisters describes itself as “a global media platform for young Muslimahs in East London and beyond to share and create inspiring and empowering content with positivity at its core.”
Ex-employee, Sabah Ismail, who stepped down today and released a statement also expressed her surprise that there were no Muslim women in the creative team at the time of joining and, “despite [JGO] running a project for Muslim women, how far removed from the principles of Islam most of the team were, some even disagreeing out-rightly with our beliefs”.
An ex-employee, alleging that one point there was only one Muslim woman working in the organisation where middle-aged non-Muslim men were writing content impersonating Muslim women under the guise of creating empowering content for Muslim women. The team also included contractors from JGO including non-Muslim videographer Charlotte Bibby who had previously tweeted, “I can handle religion if you’re not involving me in it and its not causing world wars, terrorist attacks or homocides. Oh wait…”
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