Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Story just fuels cultural divide

THE Belfast Telegraph led one day this week with an article about Mark Townley, a man who was up to almost every scam imaginable, including trying to kill Prince Harry (News, February 11).

The sub-heading highlighted that he was a Muslim convert, rather than a mixed-up conman from Northern Ireland, who didn't seem to follow any Islamic teachings.

However, anti-Islamic sensationalist discourse sells more papers. Sadly, this does nothing for cross-cultural understanding.

KW

Belfast

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