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Asian editor castigates MSM over ‘demonisation of Muslims’

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Sunny Hundal, editor of Asians in Media, has decided not to comment on stories such as those about women wearing the veil. He explained his decision in the Pickled Politics blog, saying:

This tendency to blow any story out of all proportion when a Muslim is involved is nothing less than demonisation. That is how I see it. I would rather they write about the real religious extremists. All this week almost everyone (incl non-Muslims) I’ve had a political conversation with concurred with me. It makes our job, as citizens who want to deal with religious extremists, all the more harder because ordinary people are getting castigated.

Anyway, I’ve had enough of it. I’m henceforth planning to personally avoid following the media agenda and stick to other debates for the time being. It’s all got too silly for me.

Hundal’s voice is one we should be listening to and I can understand his decision although I feel we are being deprived of an alternative viewpoint. He does, however, continue to point to the writing of others such as India Knight’s “Muslims are the new Jews” article in yesterday’s Sunday Times.


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