Bad journalism: How a new Australian social movement is challenging Islamophobia after the Sydney siege

One week after the tragic Sydney siege, a new grassroots movement is challenging everyday prejudice in Australia. In what began as a stand of solidarity, the social media campaign #illridewithyou is pushing Australians to reexamine how they view race relations and religious discrimination…

So you see, even though a country could turn to violence and retaliation at a time like this, many Australians have chosen to express their grief in other ways.

#illridewithyou started with a simple tweet from @Michael James_TV. He shared a story from a young Brisbane woman, Rachael Jacobs, who saw a Muslim woman remove her headscarf on a Sydney train after hearing news of the siege…

Another Twitter user, @sirtessa, then tweeted encouraging Muslim women to wear their religious attire on public transport with pride and started the hashtag #illridewithyou…

Debunked several times (in stages, as it unfolded) on this site:

#IllLieToYou: Kathy’s new column

Tessa says she does not want anyone to ride with her

Sydney Cafe Murders: The Ugly True Story Behind The #Illridewithyou Twitter Campaign

Hashtag Jamming and the BBC Manufactured and Totally Contrived “#illridewithyou” Nonsense

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Take a gander at this jack ass’ twitter feed.
    That a pretty monolithic and incestuous bunch.

    Hanlon’s razor (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”) needs an inverse law.
    Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice?

    No, that still does not go far enough.

    This is disinformation in the service of evil masquerading as naiveté and he is its agent.

  • Minicapt

    Note that Rachel Jacobs developed her story on a Brisbane commuter train; and ‘Sir Tessa’ writes from Melbourne. Therefore this all occurrs in Sydney.


  • G

    There is a fact that is more disturbing than a journalist lying.

    The fact that many OTHER journalists don’t correct the narrative when it turns out that the story is a lie.

    • ntt1

      But there are no lies anymore there is only the narrative even if it is all built on falsehoods the narrative remains true, and if a person takes issue with the narrative then attack that person as a hater.
      this is where progressives wish to progress to.. but with force of law. Here in Canada the supremes laid the foundation stone by declaring that truth is no defence.

  • Blacksmith

    Isloamophobia is a false flag generated by pisslam ignore it. All the stats disprove it. If you believe in it you are an ill informed leftist. The old saying about it not being paranoia if they really are trying to kill you is most appropriate.