[BBC North West Tonight] First Ever Anti-Terror Camp


I did find the focus of the media atention around this annoying.

Its as if after 1400 years people decided for the very first time that indicriminate murder or terrorism was wrong...

It's not like the definition of jihad had never ever been mentioned before! I knew that and I assume so did the vast majority of people who went to this event, so why is it presented as a new understanding that did not exist before?

But that may just be me - I dislike sales and marketing and I see much of the media approach about it as just that. it seems unrefined and pandering to what people want to hear.

I am sure however that the event was probably a "good 'un" and of much benefit to the people who went to it.

(One of the people in that studio - the guy in the suit and tie - was a member of these very forums.)

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.