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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Worrying times.....

As I watch footage of people celebrating the demise of Osama Bin Laden as if it were a sporting win I can’t help but feel uncomfortable.
As I hear our Prime Minister stupidly state that she “welcomes” the death of another human being I am not happy.
This was undoubtedly one of the most evil human beings in living memory.  His actions have directly led to the deaths of thousands of innocents.  He had to be stopped, though what form that action would take probably didn’t really cross many of our minds...
...but to celebrate his death?

After the events of September 11, 2011 the world was horrified by the scenes of jubilation set against the background of the sheer horror unfolding...yet overnight we have been subjected to far more offensive scenes in my opinion.  Because these were not “foreigners”, or people with different ideologies and religions, these were westerners, and presumably largely of Christian faith, though the behaviour on display certainly did not display an attitude that I associate with that of Christians.
I think the saddest comments of the day though were those who truly believe that the war is now over and that our troops can immediately come home. 
Reality is that while this has lifted the spirits of many, it will have strengthened the resolve of others.
I just can’t help but fear for us all.......



  1. I agree wholeheartedly!!!

  2. Oh so agree. It felt wrong watching people party in the street over the murder of a human. Happy he's not around (if indeed he is dead? Who's going to really know) but goading the enemy has confirmed the hostilities will indeed continue.

  3. I blogged about this very thing myself this week. I'm so saddened (and to be honest, embarrassed to be among the 'allied' nations) at the reaction to the news of Bin Laden's death.

    He was evil, undoubtedly. But he was unarmed and executed. And we (err, the collective 'we'. Clearly not everyone) celebrated on the streets like common thugs.

    Great post!

  4. I agree too. I'm actually really scared about what it now means. He is obviously a martyr to some people who will want to avenge his death. Scary indeed.

  5. Absolutely. When they cheer in the streets over the death of an Allied soldier, we condemn them; but when we do the same thing it's OK? It smacks of hypocrisy. I also like the point you make of it not being very Christian behaviour - the number of things that are done by "good Christians" or in the name of religion is astounding to me.


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