Negative portrayal of Muslims in western media igniting hatred: high profile covert Lauren Booth

Mediums of information and entertainment, such as newspapers, channels, films, cartoons and now even video games were being used as tools to spread hate-filled propaganda.

Islamabad: Claiming that persistent negative portrayal of Muslims in western media is igniting hatred against them and creating massive Islamophobia, the British journalist, activist and author Lauren Booth on Wednesday urged Muslims globally to prepare and have more people who were able to speak in public presenting Islam in its true light.

The British television presenter, broadcaster, journalist and activist has also authored a book named Finding Peace in The Holy Land. One of the most high profile converts to Islam in the West, Ms Booth is the sister-in-law of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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As reported by the Dawn, Ms Booth urged Muslims to hold onto their faith and not to lose it in the face of violence. Speaking about tactics used in western media rhetoric to paint a darker picture of Muslims globally, she claimed that mediums of information and entertainment, such as newspapers, channels, films, cartoons and now even video games were being used as tools to spread hate-filled propaganda.

Arguing that people in the West were being deprived of basic knowledge and comprehension of Islam Ms Booth admitted that true knowledge of Islam has never been communicated to them truthfully.

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