Monday, January 12, 2015

An American terrorism commentator has apologised for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during a Fox News interview.
Steven Emerson told the channel that in London "Muslim religious police" beat "anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire".
He later issued an apology for his "terrible error".
His comments have come in for ridicule, with the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts trending on Twitter.
The video below is hilarious. It was hard to make it through 20 seconds without having to pause it and step away laughing. [Originally on facebook but the embed link keeps getting reset. I found it again on his youtube channel. He's a local comic]

War in Context
Charlie Hebdo: Why not mock Al Qaeda and ISIS?
I understand that the magazine refuses to cower in the face of the most extreme form of intimidation, but satire is a precision weapon. It won’t have the right effect if it’s aimed at the wrong target.

If anything Paul Woodward's argument at War in Context isn't strong enough. The original publication of the Muhammad cartoons was the petulant anti-politics of spoiled children.

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