Steven Emerson lampooned for ridiculous comments about Birmingham and British Muslims.
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Mr Alam launched a scathing attack on outgoing Education Secretary Michael Gove, Ofsted and others, as he announced he would be standing down.
City leaders, officials and businessmen in Birmingham said Sir Michael Wilshaw’s “ill-advised and ill-informed” approach to “isolated” problems in the city had damaged community relations and led to a teacher recruitment crisis.
Allegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at risk of an “Islamic takeover plot” reached new levels of hysteria recently.
Measures such as profiling, hard-line policing, stop and search and surveillance all have the potential to stigmatise an entire population.
The fact that it has been taken seriously in the news media is a worrying reflection of the extent to which anti-Muslim prejudice in the UK today has destroyed journalists’ capacity for critical thinking when it comes to evaluating spurious Islamophobic propaganda.
The man is understood to have been pictured revealing the inflammatory tattoo at an EDL rally in Birmingham.
The EDL further fragments into groups such as the EVF.