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How Media Use Stephen Timm’s Alleged Attacker Roshonara Choudhary To Bash Muslims

by | 15th, May 2010

MORE on Labour MP Stephen Timms and the woman who stabbed him. She’s 21-year-old Roshonara Choudhary . Can the media use the incident to reinforce prejudice and its new agenda? What facts do you use in your story? Is the attacker’s, gender race and religion relevant? Is Muslim relevant? Is she a Muslim? Is she crazed ?

All reports mention that the attacker was a woman. But mentioning the rest is down to editorial judgement.

In the Mirror , an eyewitness called Mr Ahmed says:

I heard a big commotion, everyone was screaming. There was a women wearing Muslim clothing , an orange headscarf and a black

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