More on conspiracy theories

Something that made me wish I’d written this post a few days earlier (like, when I first saw the report on the PGAP survey): this article about conspiracy theories surrounding the July bombings, and how they are known for taking the words of people like Rachel North and twisting them for their own ends.

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Seeing isn’t believing

As I wrote earlier, there are good reasons why Muslims in particular are sometimes inclined towards what others dismiss as conspiracy theories (and some not so good ones). But there are limits. (See also this post by Osama Saeed, featuring a comment by one of those mentioned in the Mark Honigsbaum article.)

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