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Thursday, 28 July 2011

From the sublime to the ridiculous

If you go to page 13/36 of today's Jewish News, there is an excellent article about Jerusalem by my friend and Lib Dem colleague Fiyaz Mughal. I don't have to agree with every word before saying that this piece really deserves to be widely read. It's not about the detail, it's about the principle of someone in Fiyaz's shoes writing an article like this one - good for him. Elsewhere, the Jewish Chronicle reports the depressing fact that many conspiracy theorists are blaming Israel for the murderous actions of Anders Behring Breivik. Many readers of this blog will laugh that off as being ridiculous, but history proves that extremists' willingness to believe in such 'ridiculous' conspiracy theories can cost lives. A good analysis by Mike Whine shows that this latest drivel has been widely disseminated in recent days. 

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