Dorset Eye is not Anti Semitic! A Reply

The following is the definition of anti semitism:

‘The belief or behavior hostile toward Jews just because they are Jewish. It may take the form of religious teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for instance, or political efforts to isolate, oppress, or otherwise injure them. It may also include prejudiced or stereotyped views about Jews.’ (Anti Defamation League)

The following article at no point identifies any evidence of anti semitism:

https://antisemitism.uk/dorset-eye-community-website-used-as-cover-to-spread-antisemitic-hate/

It is merely an attempt to stain the name of a media who welcomes people no matter their political or religious affiliation and welcomes debate in a rational and informative way.

Unfortunately instead of contacting us initially for a mature discussion they seemed intent from the start to throw accusations without any credible evidence.

The claim that we are a front for anything let alone anti semitism is not only libelous but laughable. We have never turned down a submission and have publicised all content without favour.

Perhaps these people are not aware of the concept of citizen media :

‘Citizen media is a term coined by Clemencia Rodriguez, who defined this concept as ‘the transformative processes they bring about within participants and their communities.’[1] Citizen media refers to the ways in which audiences can also become participants in the media using the different resources offered. In the modern age, new technologies have brought about different media technologies which became the ground for citizen participation.’

In other words we are a platform for a multifarious range of voices and topics and this is where it begins and ends.

Therefore for those who believe the content of the above article we ask you to try and separate yourself from dogma and prejudice.

For those who don’t believe it thank you for your continued light in what is a world full of dark shadows.

*Thank you for the hundreds and hundreds of positive responses from across the country and thank you to those who have shared personal stories of this group. This article in particular appears to be sharing across the nation and beyond.

Love as always x

DE Team

*Updated 30th April 2017