The BBC were quite keen to publicise that survey by Policy Exchange that found British Muslims to be more patriotic than everyone else. But on the other hand, it found that a significant proportion of them believed that the Americans were responsible for 9/11. (Or did not believe that Al Qaeda was responsible.)
There’s a thread on Harry’s Place about it, which goes into much more detail than I wish to do, but I just thought the way the BBC presented it (Mishal Husain and two quarrelsome Muslim men squabbling on the Today programme) left one asking more questions and thinking even more ‘Islamophobic’ thoughts than are absolutely necessary.
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a significant proportion of them believed that the Americans were responsible for 9/11. (Or did not believe that Al Qaeda was responsible.)ReplyDelete
Well, no wonder they were so keen to promote this form of patriotism, because that's what most Beeboids believe as well. There was some internal strife from the lower ranks when they did that special documentary trying to debunk Truthers, and for years CBBC Newsround taught children that it was only a US suspicion that Bin Laden's crew was responsible.