It’s becoming all too common to read articles responding to stories in the mainstream press by comparing them to something you’d expect to see on The Onion. The Telegraph provided us with another example this week. How to spot a terrorist living in your neighbourhood by Spy novelist Alan Judd was probably exactly what you would expect from someone who makes a living writing sensationalised stories based on people’s fear but was completely devoid of the insight and expertise you should expect from a newspaper.
It was a ridiculous follow-up to Dame Stelle Rimington’s statement that people need to a bit nosier and start turning in their neighbours. The idea that, according to Judd, this isn’t done enough is irritatingly stupid – there are plenty of examples of Muslims being wrongly accused – but he obviously thought he’d help people get it wrong some more.
The murder of a man, thought to be a soldier, in Woolwich has shocked unsurprisingly shocked London (and Twitter). The alleged horrific nature of the violence has heaped onto the outrage and it hasn’t taken long for social media to find its suspect; Muslims.
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