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Salma Yaqoob

Activist, commentator and broadcaster

Activist, commentator and broadcaster
I Want to Believe Tommy Robinson Has Seen the Error in His Ways, But I'm Finding It Difficult to

I Want to Believe Tommy Robinson Has Seen the Error in His Ways, But I'm Finding It Difficult to Do

Robinson thinks that by partnering with the Quilliam Foundation, who also label practically everyone in the Muslim community who do not share their particular views as 'extremists', he has developed a new ingenious strategy to mainstream his cause. If the somewhat fawning response of the media is to go by, he may well be on to something. It was striking how he was allowed to continuously make references to the dangers of Islamic extremism in broad brush stokes, without challenge or definition, smearing an entire community, conjuring up an image of a sinister 'enemy within'.
11/10/2013 16:14 BST