“If this onslaught was about Jews, I would be looking for my passport”

Jonathan Freedland, the Guardian columnist, wrote the following in October 2006 following the media reaction to Jack Straw’s comments on the veil:

I’ve been trying to imagine what it must be like to be a Muslim in Britain. I guess there’s a sense of dread about switching on the radio or television, even about walking into a newsagents. What will they be saying about us today? Will we be under assault for the way we dress? Or the schools we go to, or the mosques we build? Who will be on the front page: a terror suspect, a woman in a veil or, the best of both worlds, a veiled terror suspect.


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1 Response to ““If this onslaught was about Jews, I would be looking for my passport””



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