Islamic State on a mission to provoke hate and has NDTWI

Finally there has been a sea-change in the way yet another beheading by terrorists has been reported.

For the first time (with just a couple of exceptions by the usual suspects online) the vast majority of the press and television news channels have chosen not to feature stills taken from footage of the murder of Alan Henning – nor carry links to the video on their websites.

This is absolutely the right decision and ought to be our continuing policy on Islamic State (IS) propaganda…

For a start, the terrorists responsible for these killings want us to think they are representing Islam – and it is vital for us to remember that they are not.

I’m no expert on religion and live my life quite happily without a god, but I do know that the Qur’an – like the texts of other major faiths – teaches tolerance and kindness…