Brexit, ter­ror more im­por­tant

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

THE enor­mous re­port on hair­dress­ing on women’s hair be­ing barred by the Mus­lim au­thor­i­ties is hardly the suit­able sub­ject for the en­tire front page of the week­end news­pa­per when there is so much news that would be of in­ter­est to the coun­try as a whole and not just a se­lect few.

I quite un­der­stand how this re­port will af­fect those ladies con­cerned but if the ed­i­tor and man­age­ment want to cater for news af­fect­ing this sec­tion of our so­ci­ety, why not do an ar­ti­cle on the ex­trem­ists who are mur­der­ing in­no­cent peo­ple all over the world with their sui­ci­dal and cow­ardly at­tacks ? After all, it is only the ex­trem­ists and not the true fol­low­ers who distort their be­liefs in com­mit­ting these atroc­i­ties.

An­other topic in the same pa­per, fill­ing half the page in the mid­dle sec­tion, on the ques­tion of Brian Isaacs de­serves com­ment.

Once a news­pa­per takes a stance on any topic, it leaves lit­tle chance for all the facts to be re­vealed or opin­ions which dif­fer from their own.

The ar­ti­cle is full of praise for the in­di­vid­ual but noth­ing about the years of tor­ment he caused ac­cord­ing to con­tin­u­ous re­ports of loud “An­nounce­ments to Pupils” be­ing broad­cast all over the res­i­den­tial sub­urb, ir­re­spec­tive of the nui­sance and ir­ri­ta­tion be­ing caused to the com­mu­nity.

If this was the same at­ti­tude which was taken with the ed­u­ca­tional au­thor­i­ties, then it is not sur­pris­ing he got into hot water with them as well. THE world is in a state of fi­nan­cial tur­moil with all sorts of squab­bles go­ing on as a re­sult of the UK de­ci­sion to leave the EU. So what did you have as your lead story? Hair con­di­tioner.

Hair con­di­tioner? Please? It might be im­por­tant to some peo­ple, mainly Mus­lim women, but is it re­ally a front­page story, let alone the lead story?

Get your pri­or­i­ties in or­der. THE top half of the front page last Satur­day was de­voted to the main in­ter­na­tional news, Brexit, a topic which was cov­ered on no fewer than five pages in the same edi­tion.

The ar­ti­cle about Brian Isaacs ap­peared on the opin­ion page, a sec­tion of the news­pa­per which con­tains just that – writ­ers’ opin­ions. These view­points are not nec­es­sar­ily shared by the ed­i­tor and staff but are pub­lished in or­der to pro­mote de­bate.

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