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The recent niqab controversy has given rise to more, mostly media orchestrated, controversy over the role of Islam in western society.

At least one newspaper has had the civility to canvas a range of Islamic leadership voices on current issues often commented on “in the third person” : Australia’s Imams on Osama, tolerance and Sharia law | Herald Sun. Read well to be fully informed.

Doesn’t take long for some other newspapers, as pointed out by a colleague this morning, to create hysterical headlines from the same comments. Show me in the article above where “Muslims are demanding their own laws”!!!

Everyone should have a cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie-down.

The same colleague asks where are the church leaders questioning the media’s role in fanning such mischief. Well here’s one.