Terrorists getting easy ride from media and law

New Statesman - Know your enemy

Mehdi Hasan, the New Statesman’s senior politics editor, on a man stopped in his tracks while preparing to use tennis balls as bombs, whose case hardly got any coverage in the national media because editors were not interested: the man’s name is Neil Lewington, and no, he’s not a white convert to Islam but a Nazi. Despite the fact that “ethno-nationalists”, most of them white, commit the vast majority of terrorist attacks in Europe, they get a fraction of the media coverage and, in this country, they get handled with kid-gloves by the law.

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