Last week, Robert Cottage of the BNP (British National Party) was in court for stockpiling chemicals and accused of “conspiracy to cause an explosion.”
See the BBC article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/6369953.stm
I can’t help thinking of the word missing from this article ? terrorist. The word terrorist has been used more freely on raids where no weapon materials were found. His arrest wasn’t even in the national news (yet, we watched a couple of Muslim brothers on trial in the press last year and nothing was found).
If Robert Cottage were Muslim, would the article call him a terrorist? Would he be tried under terror laws? Is there something wrong here?