… another terrorist conspiracy is attracting rather less in-depth attention from the media.
It’s also worth noting that Robert Cottage’s wife has stated that his descent into BNP-inspired political extremism accelerated as he “became more religious” – the religion in question being, one assumes, a version of Christianity. But I rather doubt we’ll be treated to headlines in the Daily Express denouncing “Christian terrorism” or articles in the liberal press warning against “Christofascism”.
Nor is this blinkered attitude restricted to the right-wing press. Over at the Daily Mirror, under the headline “Time for Muslims to defend our country”, Sue Carroll writes: “I don’t believe it’s racist, bigoted or politically incorrect to say that at this moment in time the terrorists who threaten our way of life come from only one religion – Islam.”