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Extremists – what us?

UK Christian extremism on display – will it be called Christianist violence (apro pos the much bandied  ‘Islamic violence’?). Of course not, because it will be said that one should take a holistic view of a religion’s teachings! Here is an unsavoury story close to home: apparently a Church lay activist, one John Smyth QC, ordered boys at…

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…