Friday, 8 July 2005

Letter to the terrorists

The continue to generate an amazing about of verbage. Sadly a good deal of it is rascist, sectrarian bigotry and a good deal of that is being written in the US. Right wing sites are also wondering whether Britain will "wimp out as Spain did" and withdraw troops from Iraq. For those who missed it Britain had already committed to withdrawing troops and leaving the south of Iraq to the Iraqi forces - our troops will then be redeployed to Afghanistan. Sadly many of the people writing this rubbish are unable to see parallels between bombing a packed tube train and firebombing abortion clinics - both are reprehensible acts of terrorism and murder but suggesting that all Muslims or all Christians are evil based on such a small sample is simply stupid. I have no plans to link to any of the blogs carrying this drivel - sadly it's easy enough to find without any further links.

What I do offer though is a link to The London News Review where an open letter to the terrorists has been published. It uses intemperate language so don't follow that link if you are easily shocked but I'm sure it somes up how many feel right now. I particularly like the paragraph
Because if this is a message to Tony Blair, we've got news for you. We don't much like our government ourselves, or what they do in our name. But, listen very clearly. We'll deal with that ourselves. We're London, and we've got our own way of doing things, and it doesn't involve tossing bombs around where innocent people are going about their lives.
My only change would be to use the word Britain instead of London.

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Anonymous said...

Hear Hear, Bro!

Thanks for that link - sums us up completely.


Nogbad said...

Thanks little sis :-)