I woke up this morning to the news of the Manchester bombing this morning; learning about what was going on from a forum that had attracted some of the more rancid members of the far right. Who were busy blaming this atrocity on all muslims, but also on Syrian refugees; all this of course before anyone knew any facts because facts are irrelevant to the bigoted far right.
And a particularly nasty piece of work has labelled the victims “sluts” and “whores” (I’ve linked to a site that discusses his comments in order not to give him any extra ad revenue).
Now I am not in the habit of being sympathetic to any religious group – they all believe in imaginary friends. But they’re people and in many cases my fellow countrymen, so when a gang of pathetic little chickenshit cowards labels all muslims as terrorists, it is time to call them out on their bigoted bullshit.
Yes the evil scum who set off the bomb was a muslim; one born in Britain and not a Syrian refugee.
- It is almost certain that some of the 60 ambulances that attended were crewed by a muslim or two.
- It is almost certain that some of the police who were there helping people out were muslims.
- It is almost certain that some of those who opened their homes to accommodate stranded
- Some of the taxi drivers who turned off their meters and offered free lifts to those stranded were muslims.
Of course Mancunians of all faiths and none rallied around and helped out, but as muslims were being painted with the terrorism brush, it seems reasonable to highlight that many of those helping out were muslims.