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Blame the Media for… anti-Islam Bias?

According to Australia’s police commissioner, the media just aren’t giving Muslims a fair shake:

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty believes the media is fuelling a growing bias against Islamic Australians, warning that increased vilification of Muslims is fomenting home-grown terrorism.

In a speech delivered in Adelaide, Mr Keelty played down Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali’s inflammatory comments on women, asserting that “many in the community also say offensive things and many of them are white Caucasian Australians”.
He said rising vilification of Muslims was being fuelled by irresponsible media outlets which sensationalised terrorism-related stories with little basis in fact. And he called on Australians to teach the values of democracy and multiculturalism to the younger generation so that “our future is not worse than our past”.

You can read more about Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali’s “inflammatory comments on women” here. How, exactly, could the media have possibly made them any more outrageous?