It's been around 15 months since I posted here, and it's almost entirely because I've had a job. I've been writing a lot, however. I've completed 6 reports for the EC funded RAGE project, of about 6-8000 words each, and there's some good work in them, and also presented my research at 4 events of the past 6 months. I've been busy, and it's kind of taken it out of me to write anything else. However, the events of the past few weeks - and especially the 'Trojan Horse' case - mean that my 'hype thesis' seems to get more and more evidence to support it. Once again, the idea of extremism (and it's all about risk and threat, not actual extremism) is being used as a political football, and ends up with bullying behaviour from the government. And in this, I include a similar bullying of white working class people too, who are also portrayed as having a culture that is uniquely susceptible to violent extremism, despite evidence to the contrary. I'll be writing a number of pieces about this, but I'm going to start with some thoughts about integration.