Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Day of Peace

Did you know that 21 September is the United Nations International Day of Peace, an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire (CLICK)? Shame nobody told those Islamic lunatics of al-Shabab who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killing men, women and children without compunction. The latest count is at least 62 people dead, 175 people injured and about 60 people missing. On Monday morning gunfire and explosions were heard and a plume of black smoke rose from the mall, but by Monday evening there was still no final resolution to the siege. On Sunday, while BBC News Live repeated over and over again the footage taken on Saturday, PM David Cameron attempted to reassure any of us suffering from islamophobia. "These appalling terrorist attacks that take place where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of a religion - they don't," he said. "They do it in the name of terror, violence and extremism and their warped view of the world. They don't represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or anywhere else in the world" (CLICK). That's a relief, David. But from where did they get "their warped view of the world"? And did you notice two suicide bombers in Peshawar, Pakistan, exploded their cars outside the city's historic All Saints Christian church after Sunday Mass? This Islamic atrocity was overshadowed by the massacre in Nairobi, but the death toll was even worse: 75 (CLICK). Nothing to do with religion, of course.


At 24/9/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that since the Second World War there has only been one day of peace.

At 24/9/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

At least one? Sounds far-fetched to me. Maybe they ran out of bullets on that day!


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