The Image of Muslims in UK Media – stats

  • 36% of stories about British Muslims are about terrorism.
  • 22% of stories are about religious and cultural differences between Islam and British culture or the West in general
  • 11% of stories mentioned  “Islamic” extremism .
  • Indeed, 2008 was the first year in which the volume of stories about religious and cultural differences (32% of stories by 2008) overtook terrorism related stories (27% by 2008).
  • Coverage of attacks on or problems facing Muslims, on the other hand, has steadily declined as a proportion of coverage.
  • The bulk of coverage of British Muslims – around two thirds (around 70%) – focuses on Muslims as a threat (in relation to terrorism), a problem (in terms of differences in values) or both (Muslim extremism in general).


Report:  “Images of Islam in the UK

Authors: Kerry Moore, Paul Mason and Justin Lewis

Cardiff University – School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

 Published on: 7th July 2008

Basrah – Iraq’s Oil City Local Elections Numbers

Local Government (Provincial Councils) Elections were held on Saturday 20th of April in Iraq. The details and numbers are steadily emerging.



Basrah prvince, Iraq

Voter Turnout: 42%

Registered Eligible Voters: Approx. 1,600,000 Iraqis

Ballots Cast: Approx. 650,000 ballots

Candidates: 656 Candidate

Contested Seats: 35 Council Seats (1 Seat reserved for Christian quota)

Political Entities: 25 (Party and Alliance)

For Full Iraqi Election Numbers visit: