I'm linking to two posts at other blogs on the general subject of 'fear of the other'.
There is something that is very easy and very wrong about scapegoatting those who are different from us. Richard's post about the deported Ghanaian woman who is terminally ill is making me sick to my stomach at the moment. Writing to our MPs seems an excellent suggestion.
Richard Hall's post on: Deporting the Dying
Doorman-Priest's post on: A Little Matter of Islamophobia