Daily Archives: November 10, 2005

Neil Whitfield’s English and ESL Blog: Interesting times

I posted the above today [on Tripod: no longer available], despite yesterday’s date being on it. I had a conversation this morning with one of the older Islamic students, who is very worried about the new anti-terror laws and recent events. Rightly so, even if I told him dutifully that Muslims are not in fact (in theory) being targeted. The fact though is they feel targeted, and the behaviour of the media and some enior politicians certainly hasn’t helped. He told me he had joined Amnesty International, so I gratefully encouraged that approach — as preferable to “something more dramatic”. I do have skills in euphemism when needed. I posted the above entry for all of us, but especially for him and his colleagues.

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