Ha. How interesting. In reporting the Finsbury Park mosque attack in today’s BBC News at Six, the BBC highlights the fact that many local Muslims are upset at the media using the term “incident” instead of “terrorist attack” in reports immediately after the attack. The BBC reporter then interviewed two individuals who were irate that the terrorist attack was not being accurately described in the mainstream media. (Note that in this specific instance, as the attacker was taken into custody, such reporting could have had a prejudicial impact on the trial).
Interesting that this analysis was put forward without contention by the BBC as an example of double standards in how we report and talk about right wing extremist attacks against Muslims, being yet another form of Islamaphobia etc., yet when I said the exact same thing about the reporting of terrorism, I was ridiculed on these forums as having “lost the argument”.