extremists-box

Extremists – what us?

Frances Stonor Saunders in the London Review of Books: “…What was the smell of Abteilung 1A/Gestapo files that found their way into the Central Registry at MI5’s Mayfair headquarters? The Reichstag fire? The book burnings? The crematoria? For what were these files, these endless lists and card indexes, if not the pennies for feeding the…

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…