Neil MacGregor has pleaded guilty to not only trying to blow up Scotland's biggest Mosque but also to threatening to behead one Muslim a week until there are no more Mosques in Scotland.
It's a shocking attack with extremely sinister objectives. Surely if anything is newsworthy then this is it?
Yet there's been barely a peep from any media outlets. I wonder why there has been no press coverage on this at all. Would it be different if it was a Muslim extremist trying to blow up a church or synagogue?
This has been picked up by Frank McAveety MSP in the Scottish Parliament.
That the Parliament condemns any threat to personal liberty or a person’s place of worship; recognises that it is a duty of the free press and media in Scotland to be even-handed when reporting issues of terrorism and threats; expresses disappointment that recent threats to Glasgow Central Mosque and threats to behead one Muslim a week have been under-reported, and calls for the media to ensure that abhorrent acts of terrorism are covered regardless of the perpetrators.
And there is a Facebook campaign arguing for coverage of the sentencing on April 17th.
On the face of it, Hamid has a good argument here. My only note of caution is that I don't know anything more about the case.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Herald did report yesterday on a liberalising generational shift at the Glasgow Central Mosque:
A decade-long battle between Scotland's Muslim old guard and a new generation of reformers has been won by the young liberals who will now move into positions of power in the country's largest mosque.
The clash is being interpreted as a battle between older believers who define themselves as Pakistani and younger ones who see themselves as Scottish-British. Young muslims have been pushing for reform at Glasgow's Central Mosque for 10 years.
Hat tip to Pickled Politics. Iain Dale has also flagged up Yousuf's campaign.