Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, June 23, 2003
ANOTHER RESPONSIBILITY of a good newspaper in Sydney is coverage of the politics of Islam in Sydney, the heartland of Islam in Australia.

On page 36 of Saturday's Herald is a brief report on the uglies of the Islamic Youth Movement, whose hatred of the culture and society that welcomed them will be well known to followers of some bloggers, notably Professor Bunyip, but mysterious to those who depend on the Herald.

By neglecting their duty to inform, the Herald has made the work of the Islamic moderates harder, reduced the credibility of moderates when the lunatics catch public attention, and threatened the credibility of the security services that keep watch on these dangerous extremists.

Since it appears that the same security operatives provide Henny with most of the little they deign to publish, their misplaced covering-up is indeed rich.