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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Is happy slapping the new rock and roll?

I only ask because last year's moral panic is becoming a catch-all phrase used by lazy journalists. For instance, over in the Belfast Telegraph, we have 'the fine-art version of happy slapping, whereby you get someone to take your photo in front of a famous picture, then run on to avoid being ticked off in French' (Natalie Holmes, 'Holidaying in Monet's backyard', 11 July).

Anyway, isn't Islam the new rock and roll?


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