TV ignores Muslim extremism (it says here)

“Our TV controllers have a tendency to make like the three wise monkeys when it comes to Muslim extremism: hear no evil, see no evil, broadcast no evil. During this year’s 7/7 anniversary it was the great unmentionable. Over the weekend we had a feature-length documentary that invited us to view 9/11 from the point of view of conspiracy theorists. Then, on the day itself, there was a Dispatches special on Islamophobia in the UK, entitled It Shouldn’t Happen to a Muslim, though ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Commuter’ might have been more appropriate.”

Hermione Eyre in the Independent on Sunday, 13 July 2008