In a country of more than 300 million citizens, it is incredible how one extremist with a following of no more than fifty people can not only make the national, and international headlines, but with his intended actions almost certainly cause a violent response, and possibly even deaths.
The Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, swiftly condemned the call by ‘gun toting’, Rev Terry Jones of Gainsville, Florida to hold a book burning day on the Holy Qur’an on the anniversary of Sept 11th.
This is not the only incident in the US in which inciting racial and religious has quickly caught hold in the ‘land of freedom’. We reported recently how another extremist paid eight thousand dollars to advertise inflammatory propaganda in regards to the building of a mosque that was proposed in the vicinity of ‘Ground Zero’.
One thing is for sure whether it’s Bradford, Kabul, Gainsville and New York, hate quickly breads hate, and the media just love it.
By Simon Woolley
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