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|Subject: Koran boy's skin mystery Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:23 pm|| |
This type of thing does make my blood boil. It was sent to me by a relative. Unfortunately many of my relatives do read The Sun newspaper, second only to The Mirror, in tabloid infamy in my mind.
Anyway, for a paper that so often takes the moral high ground in matters relating to child abuse I find it astounding how one of their reporters could not at least apply a little critical thinking in reporting this case: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2689523/Koran-boys-skin-mystery.html
Fortunately there is hope as the majority I have seen responding the report have voiced healthy scepticism.
There is the added concern that this could have been thrown out there to create this type response and then have it directed at muslims living in the UK. I.e. this is the sort of primitive nonsense that this religion promotes - which it doesn't - and therefore look how bad it is.
Whichever way you look at it, this is irresponsible journalism.
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|Subject: Re: Koran boy's skin mystery Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:58 pm|| |
Totally agree Jamie thanks for posting,
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism - and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency.
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