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MNHQ, please could you explain why nobody has looked at the thread and taken action

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Lottielou7 Sat 16-Jul-16 11:25:48

About the terrorist attack in Nice?

There are some very unpleasant, racist and anti Islam posts on there which will do damage to the community of MN and cause more problems in the face of such a tragedy. I do not think many of them should be allowed to stand.

I've not had any responses to my emails about the thread.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklesilverglitter Sat 16-Jul-16 11:52:46

I was on the thread the night it happened and it was a nice kind hearted thread full of well wishers for France but yesterday I had to hide the thread due to a small few and the comments they were making

NeedACleverNN Sat 16-Jul-16 12:00:46

I've just reported it again. It's getting too close to the bone and it must be offensive to Muslims and disrespectful to the victims and their families

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 16-Jul-16 12:14:58

Hi Lottie,

We're taking a look at the reports about that thread right now. We have already deleted a number of posts which you reported - you should have received an automated response to these reports under the new system detailed on this thread. Do please check for our emails.

We'll continue to remove any posts which we feel cross the line so please continue to report. We're also checking out a number of posters behind the scenes - if we think people have joined the site in order to post inflammatory messages, we'll take action.

We're trying to tread a fine here - please bear with us.

Lottielou7 Sat 16-Jul-16 12:17:38

Yes, it is offending Muslim mners - I had a PM from someone this morning.

There shouldn't be any debate about it. There is nothing to debate and it is absolutely not acceptable to allow hate speech to stand and then accuse others pointing that out that they don't care about the victims of the attack. I'm disgusted. It was like reading daftpunks posts. A few of those posters are GFs I think but they are doing damage to the MN community.

I have hidden it because it makes me mad and will bring out the worst in me. I think it's a very ugly thread and needs deleting personally.

Lottielou7 Sat 16-Jul-16 12:18:46

X posts - thank you Dawn. I won't be looking at the thread again because it brings out the worst in me. But I am glad it is being addressed.

Lailalee Sat 16-Jul-16 15:11:24

As a Muslim, I feel terrible and horrified that yet another barbaric act by a deranged person is being pointed at Islam.
We should all be condemning this act and joining the French and all people in the world who are victims of Daesh.
It is therefore sad that a thread that was meant to show sympathy has descended into open warfare against Muslims!
It is offensive.
I have tried to contribute but I'm drained mentally by the harsh response received.
Please MN what do we have to do to make you understand?- please delete.

Lailalee Sat 16-Jul-16 17:04:16

I have been on mumsnet together with a few of my friends (sharing a desk top) and coming on here to learn and share views.
Today has shown how we Muslims are vilified, misunderstood and hated for no fault of our own other than defending and practicing our faith.
The bashing has gone on for too long.
I asked MN to delete the thread as it has turned into muslim bashing, to no avail.
So sadly, we are leaving this forum.
Which is sad as there are quite a few good people here but even us can not take this anymore.
We shall continue to pray for the victims of extremism , in Syria, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and of course France.

Lailalee/Maisha xx

PS: A true Muslim DOES NOT kill innocent people.

Lottielou7 Sat 16-Jul-16 17:28:07

Oh Laila that's such a shame sad I don't blame you at all for feeling that way but mnhq has said to me that they are investigating who those posters actually are to see if they deliberately came on to stir trouble.

I think it would be a shame if you left - so many of us on MN don't think that way. I'm sorry you had to read those nasty postings flowers

PortiaCastis Sat 16-Jul-16 17:39:01

Ladies I reported that thread. It made me angry as I know the person in Nice doesn't speak for all Muslim people. I have my faith you have yours, they are a bit different but we are still people with feelings.
Please don't think all Mners are against you. I am not!

NeedACleverNN Sat 16-Jul-16 17:42:28

I have no issues against Muslims either.

It's the person not the faith

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 16-Jul-16 17:44:46

I reported the thread too. I was horrified by some of the comments left to stand.

PortiaCastis Sat 16-Jul-16 17:49:05

Yes I was horrified too.
Why oh why does anyone's faith matter.
The person not the faith is a very good mantra which I hope we all adopt.

BestIsWest Sat 16-Jul-16 17:53:24

Also horrified and had to stop reading that thread.

Lottielou7 Sat 16-Jul-16 17:58:28

I hid it because it was obvious to me that some people were getting a rise out of stirring trouble. The problem is that these people might even be kids for all we know. I ended up not being able to post reasonable responses because I was so angry and so I'm not going to look at it again. Not to mention that the best thing is for it to die a death so that people won't read it.

The referendum has brought out some very ugly and nasty attitudes and I'm furious about it.

PortiaCastis Sat 16-Jul-16 18:01:17

We have to show that Mn is for everyone
How about it MNHQ lets have some sort of sticky or banner or anything saying
The person not the faith

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 16-Jul-16 18:03:14

There are some very ugly views on that thread.

AnyFucker Sat 16-Jul-16 18:04:55

Laila. ..those goady fuckers do not speak in my name.

Please do not think that a small minority have the prevailing view. I am sorry it looks like they have a loud voice right now. But I am also, as a white non religious person, offended mightily by some of the views on that thread.

PortiaCastis Sat 16-Jul-16 18:06:34

Yes really ugly views and it's making Mners leave the site

BeenThereDoneThatForgotten Sat 16-Jul-16 18:12:13

I too was horrified by the way that thread went. I have many Muslim friends and they feel pain when these attacks take place and worry for their children due to the seemingly innumerable racists that appear each time.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 16-Jul-16 18:17:30

I've just been back, I hadn't been there since yesterday.
How is this stuff still standing? Mn, please you have to sort this out. You need to look at your policies and your reporting system and stamp these comments out quickly - they are like sparks, too many, left too long and you won't be able to stamp them out.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 16-Jul-16 18:20:34

Portia. .yes and it's other MNers on the thread who should be leaving the site aided by a ban hammer IMO

PortiaCastis Sat 16-Jul-16 18:25:07

fanjo I agree

BestIsWest Sat 16-Jul-16 18:31:55

I agree too.

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