The Herald today pick up on the growing complaints of police harassment from Dundee Muslims.
Meanwhile, the Home Office have got back on the Freedom of Information request following reports that 3000 Muslim homes had been raided:
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for your e-mail of 29/08/06 12:07:05 in which you ask how many homes have been raided since the introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000.
I am unable to provide you with details on this because the Home Office does not collate data on the number of search warrants issued under the Terrorism Act 2000.
John Reid does have a lot to sort out.
Lastly for just now, a quick comment on the UK has become the "number one al-Qaeda target" story which started off on the front page of yesterday's Guardian and ended up everywhere, including the BBC. I can't ascertain why this is news as no one is quoted at all. I thought the BBC in particular now had rules on single-sourced unattributed stories. Or maybe that only applies to stories that the government doesn't like.
The Scotsman today has a good example of the weird journalism that this issue has brought out. The article headlines that "Al-Qaeda switching from London to other parts of the UK". But at the end of the article concludes:
But a senior security source last night told The Scotsman that claim was "questionable."
Right, can someone please get their journalistic butt into gear and explain what on earth is going on?