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Extremists – what us?

The Guardian reports, ‘The government delayed taking action to prevent Iraq obtaining chemical weapons partially because British exporters were involved in the trade, according to Foreign Office documents.Newly released papers from 1983 show that even before Iraq began widespread use of poison gas to repel Iranian attacks, diplomats were aware of Baghdad’s covert technology programme.[…] In…

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…