Whats with the poppy burning thing? Muslim extremists burning a poppy during the 2 minutes silence. Psst! don’t mention a thing BBC! Call yourself an impartial news service? Not any more I guess. I could find no mention of muslim extremists burning a poppy on the BBC website. It’s not just me, a lot of people are commenting about the BBC’s lack of coverage of the poppy burning incident online.
what I notice more as an impartial atheist is that when these muslim extremists are at it again, fueling more muslim resentment with acts such as poppy burning, you hardly ever hear from the majority of normal rational muslims announcing that these extremists do not represent them. The vast majority of decent, law abiding muslims need to speak out more & start denouncing these stupid actions. If not, more & more people will start to think that all muslims secretly support these extremists.
Yes, I know, there is the risk that we start to lose democracy if we start banning free speech. To me there’s a difference between free speech & words of hate accompanied by actions such as poppy burning. For the record I don’t support this war. Osama went ‘fishing’ with the 9 11 attack & the western world leaders saw it s an excuse to start fighting for control of oil while trying to police the world. Bush & Blair played right into Osama’s hands by invading Iraq when they should have been going directly after Osama Bin Ladin.
I may not support the war but I do support the troops who are just doing the job they signed up for. burning a poppy shows how stupid these extremists are. Problem is that dangerous & stupid can be a lethal combination. Got any views on this? Please discuss in comments.