Author profile: Ben O'Loughlin

Be Concerned but not Informed: Radical Islamic Terrorism and Mainstream Media since 9/11

Ben O'Loughlin • Sep 20 2011 • Articles
We are routinely presented with the image of an angry bearded man, possibly a clip from a video linked to Al-Qaeda, and then an unspecific warning of an imminent threat. We are asked to be concerned, but not allowed to be informed. The implicit equivalence of margin with radical and radical with violence makes for perpetual insecurity in modern societies.

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