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daily mail 'mumsnet for jihadis' how is that ok?

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LostMyBaubles Sun 13-Dec-15 21:59:25

Dear mnhq
how can the daily mail say an online forumis 'mumsnet for jihadis '?

fastdaytears Sun 13-Dec-15 22:00:31

Oh my days. Is that for real?

LostMyBaubles Sun 13-Dec-15 22:02:08

Just screen shot it now. I was pretty shocked to see it. Can they legally say that while mentioning mn?

twirlypoo Sun 13-Dec-15 22:04:12

I saw that and wondered the same - it's all through out the article, not just in the headline. I was pretty shocked even by dailymail standards

Moreshabbythanchic Sun 13-Dec-15 22:04:13

I was pretty disgusted they connected MN to jihadis, how dare they!

southeastastra Sun 13-Dec-15 22:06:29

i read that earlier, i was like shock then i couldn't care less

MrsWembley Sun 13-Dec-15 22:08:51

That is fucking laughable!grin

God, they know how to win friends and influence people wink

Thatrabbittrickedme Sun 13-Dec-15 22:09:41

This is the weirdest thing I've seen on mumsnet ever. Not going to the Fail site to find out what tenuous links they've made though. What a load of bollocks the Fail is spouting now.

IguanaTail Sun 13-Dec-15 22:10:46

It's not connecting it. It's saying that there is an online chat area which could be as popular as mumsnet, which is being used by jihadis. It's quicker and more sensationalist to say "mumsnet for jihadis" than "really quite a popular online chat forum for jihadis".

It's like saying "Butlins for jihadis" upon uncovering a uk holiday resort.

PaulAnkaTheDog Sun 13-Dec-15 22:11:37

Mumsnet = one of the most well known parenting forums. I doubt most people could name another. Understandable why they used it in the headline. Can't say I like it but it's not illegal.

Salene Sun 13-Dec-15 22:13:37

^ I agree with iguana
It's no big drama they are just making a comparison, with regards to popularity

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sun 13-Dec-15 22:15:14

But didn't they just reference mumsnet as short-hand for 'an online forum largely directed a women'...? I'm pretty sure that they were not suggesting that mumsnet is itself connected to jihadis even though both words were used in the same sentence.

Thatrabbittrickedme Sun 13-Dec-15 22:15:31

Oooohhhhh that makes more sense! Still an example of the Fail being twatty though grin

IndiansInTheLobby Sun 13-Dec-15 22:17:52

At a glance ashamed I was on the site I did think it was about a Mumsnet thread. The two words in the headline are misleading.

SaucyJack Sun 13-Dec-15 22:18:45

Am I Being Fasiq?

shins Sun 13-Dec-15 22:23:49

"My husband doesn't let me leave the house and never tells me when he's going to be home after a hard days beheadings and limb-chopping, should I ltb?"

SummerNights1986 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:24:15

It's no big drama they are just making a comparison, with regards to popularity

I disagree. DM readers aren't known for their discernment and considered views.

All that will be seen by some is 'Mumsnet' and 'Jihadis' in the same sentence which will then be forever connected in their tiny brains.

If MN was my business and income I wouldn't be happy at all.

ChinaSorrows Sun 13-Dec-15 22:30:31

Brilliant shins!!!

WorraLiberty Sun 13-Dec-15 22:32:46

I disagree. DM readers aren't known for their discernment and considered views.

I don't think you can tar them all with the same brush like that really.

The Daily Mail is probably the most read paper on Mumsnet and plenty of Mumsnetters have considered views on many subjects.

patterkiller Sun 13-Dec-15 22:36:41

The Daily Mail is probably the most read paper on Mumsnet.. Is it? Now I'm confused. I have always thought mumsnet and me were anti DM.

Ubik1 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:38:26

I don't think it's a big deal.

It appeRs to be an article about an online forum for women with extremist/fundamentalist views. To swap recipes or whatever.

It's just a comparison. Nothing more sinister.

I read to DM every day and confused myself a fairly normal
Person untainted by its frothing

MrsWembley Sun 13-Dec-15 22:38:26

Have you seen the number of links to DM stories??hmm

violetsarentblue Sun 13-Dec-15 22:39:56

There is no way that MN would allow women to post pictures of 9/11 cakes.
That would be just sick - wouldn't it? hmm
If I were MN I would be highly insulted by this insinuation that mn lets extremists post what they like.

Daily Mail should get their facts right.

SummerNights1986 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:40:26

No, not all Worra. I like a browse of the DM myself sometimes wink
But enough that if it was my business being used in the same sentence i'd be less than impressed. If it was a random line used in a little-read readers digest or something then it wouldn't really matter. But the DM has a huge audience and it's a big, blatant headline. Which plenty of people don't read past.

violetsarentblue Sun 13-Dec-15 22:41:47

I think most MN'rs secretly love the Daily Mail.

They talk about it enough.

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