You'll remember the story about the man 'of Somali origin' who was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences, labelled as a terrorist by the media... and then released without charge, to a great deal less attention than he received when it was thought he might be 'one of them'.
I looked at the Liverpool Echo, as they had done some good coverage of the story (the man had originally flown from John Lennon Airport). I know I shouldn't have looked in the comments, but I went and did, didn't I? And then I saw this charmer:
Umm... except he wasn't plotting to blow up a plane full of innocent people - he was released without charge. And why is it racist to mention that he was 'of Somali origin'? Because you just know that a pink person wouldn't get the same nudge-nudge-wink-wink treatment from the authorities if he'd been arrested under similar circumstances. "Yet again a black screams racism..." - yes, I can't imagine why, can you?
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