The Clown Mask on British Racism

30 Jun

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By Jason Michael

THE BLOOD WAS STILL WET, the news was just beginning to work its way through Scotland and over the world, when Nigel Farage posted that update to his social media page. A young man had been shot and killed by armed police in a Glasgow hotel after he had gone on the rampage with a knife, seriously injuring a number of people including a police officer. ‘It looks like there has been a terrorist attack in Glasgow,’ a friend informed me on the phone. We were shocked. We assumed, of course, this was a terror attack. With little information to go on, the British media’s frenetic coverage of everything terror related since 9/11 has conditioned us to expect the worst.

It certainly didn’t help matters that this had all happened in a hotel being used to house asylum seekers in the city, and no sooner had…

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