Yesterday on a radio show the host welcomed a guest, Anjum Rahman, with “As-salamu alaikum”, a greeting seldom heard here. It could be seen as a token, but on reading Dot Scot — Matt Gemmell’s “ostensibly small things can be disproportionately important” I realised it’s a foot that wedges a door open, allowing light and fresh air to pass through. And to be fair to RadioNZ, they are actually actively working on inclusivity and appropriate language.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz