A colleague from back home keeps sending me forwarded emails. Today it's a chain letter about how the UK is no longer teaching about the Holocaust in schools in order to not offend Muslims (unsurprisingly, this chain mail isn't truthful). As a sociologist, I find urban legends and chain mail fascinating. As an inbox recipient, I feel somewhat more conflicted. Do I chalk it up to 'life on the internets', or do I mention to my lovely colleague that this is, in fact, hysterical nonsense based on bad journalism being used to fuel anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK and abroad? We don't know each other that well, and it feels awkward.
Posted by Lisa at 3:35 PM