Here's an interesting little headline from the Mail:
Mystery explosion destroys £600m Jewish property tycoon's offices
What's the fact that he's Jewish got to do with his office blowing up? Very little, I would have thought. I mean, you can even see him wearing the little hat in the photograph - it's abundantly obvious what religion the man is. So why mention it? It's not as if the victims of household fires have to fill in a diversity questionnaire on their way out of burning buildings just so the press can report what religion they are, is it? There isn't a whiff of something else going on here, is there?
It seems truly bizarre and the only straw I can clutch at is that someone, somewhere suspects that he's been targeted because he's Jewish. But is there any evidence of that? Or is this just idle speculation based on rumour and fear and widely discredited stories in the press some time ago?
But still, we'll see. Maybe it's a new policy by the Mail. Perhaps every crime story from now on will carry the religion or race of the victim, just to help us out.
The BBC are covering the story rather differently - I don't know if the 'shop' they mention is the same as Noe's offices. They don't seem to think it's relevant that Mr Noe is Jewish.
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