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Reading that article, everything sounded fine for a good while. Then I came across this:

“In this context, it draws attention to a recent study by Teeside University suggesting that where the media stress the Muslim background of perpetrators of terrorist acts, and devote significant coverage to it, the violent backlash against Muslims is likely to be greater than in cases where the perpetrators’ motivation is downplayed or rejected in favour of alternative explanations.”

No, just no. I'm OK with not stressing the background too much, but downplaying or rejecting it is equally bad. Media should strive to expose the truth first, not hide it (which is, I suppose, an idealistic statement).