On E News last night there was an item on two boys who had been sexually abused by someone who boarded with a local Imam. The intrepid journalist sought comment from a local on the alleged criminal, who happens to be Muslim. This local who commented appeared to also be Muslim and was titled ‘Local Muslim’.

I think he was titled this way because E News believes that only Muslims can comment fairly on Muslims and they wanted to show their journalistic integrity and rigour in this regard. E News clearly thought it was more important for viewers to know that the man was Muslim, than that he was a local or that he actually had a name.

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