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Extremists – what us?

The UN has called for the prosecution of those behind a ‘criminal conspiracy’ at the CIA that led to the ‘brutal’ torture of detainees. Ben Emmerson, United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said those responsible for planning, sanctioning or carrying out crimes including waterboarding should not escape justice – even senior officials from…

Muslims in the Media

Softly, softly for some

Media sensationalist headlines for Muslims, but the kid glove treatment for others! Two recent news items highlight the disparity. The public is fed an image of Muslims as a problematic, fifth-column in the midst of society – each time there is an arrest, it makes the headlines but when charges are dropped or people acquitted…