UK: Social media network promoting Western, anti-terror Muslim identity is covert government program

Why did the British government have to do this? Why weren’t there any hip, anti-terror, Westernized British Muslims who did it themselves?

And while This Is Woke promotes the idea that it’s cool, dude, to be young and Muslim in Britain, and that all jihad terrorists need in order to drop their arms is a bit of training in the real Islam, what will those whom it influences do when jihad recruiters come around quoting Qur’an chapter and verse?

“REVEALED: The ‘woke’ media outfit that’s actually a UK counterterror programme,” by Ian Cobain, Middle East Eye.

A social media network for young people that has been launched around the term “woke” is actually a covert British government counterterrorism programme, security officials have admitted.

A Facebook page and Instagram feed with the name This Is Woke describes itself as the work of a “media/news company” that is engaging “in critical discussions around Muslim identity, tradition and reform”.

In fact, it was created by a media company on behalf of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) at the UK Home Office.

The OSCT is refusing to disclose information about the network, however, and will not explain the reason it was created, claiming that to do so would “prejudice the national security of the UK”.

This Is Woke draws upon the popular expression “stay woke”, a call – originally African-American – to remain aware of social and racial justice issues….

Alongside them are other videos with titles such as “It’s time to hold extremism to account for terrorism, not Islam”. This video went viral, being viewed 1.7 million times.

It also features videos of short panel discussions, with four young people sitting on a sofa debating subjects such as “Will we all become vegan?” and “Are dating apps the way forward?”, interspersed among these are videos with titles such as “What does wearing a hijab mean to you?”

One discussion video on the This Is Woke Facebook page is entitled “What is fake news?” The four young participants offer contributions such as “online, we can never know who the source is” and “we have to train ourselves against what’s going on out there”.

They are then filmed on the street, conducting vox pops among members of the public and asking them: “How do you know the news you hear is real?”

The content of the This Is Woke Instagram feed includes quotations from Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and one from Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Islamic caliph – “sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future”. There are also photographs of smiling women in hijabs…

Meanwhile, Breakthrough Media – which has in the past been RICU’s favoured private-sector contractor – says privately, in internal papers, that its work on behalf of the unit is intended to “promote a reconciled British Muslim identity”….

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