British Government Caught Staging ‘Muslim’ Responses to Terrorist Attacks
The British government has prepared for terrorist incidents by pre-planning social media campaigns that are designed to appear to be a spontaneous public response to attacks, Middle East Eye has learned. Hashtags are carefully tested before attacks happen, Instagram images selected, and "impromptu" street posters are printed. In operations that contingency planners term "controlled spontaneity", politicians' statements, vigils and inter-faith events are also negotiated and planned in readiness for any terrorist attack.
It had been developed, according to an
internal Breakthrough document seen by MEE, because "the UK authorities wanted
to challenge ultraconservative and misogynistic interpretations of Islam -
particularly those around women - in order to promote the true face of Islam
among vulnerable UK communities".