Here’s a simple observation in the name of balance.
One person who won’t understand is the racists who tweeted that he “confronted” a Muslim on the streets and demanded that they justify the Brussels attack. When told “It’s nothing to do with me” he tweeted: “Typical mealy mouthed response.”
On Twitter, that’s like waving a red rag in front of a bull, of course.
This Writer’s favourite revised version of the tweet involves a confrontation with an Irish person who is asked to justify Bono. No doubt there will be more.
The point is, if we can deplore casual racism on Twitter, we should also demand that our news media report the full story of Daesh terrorism, rather than a skewed narrative that encourages such sectarianism.
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