It’s impossible not to think about the terrible events in Paris as I watched the minute silence on TV this morning in the aftermath of the death and carnage. Mankind has always used religion to his advantage and his changed it at his whim. Look at the crusades.Seems all religion is based in peace and goodwill but the brain of mankind is based in fighting and war. Diversity is not always a reason to celebrate. In fact its the very differences of the terrorists beliefs and ideology that makes them want to fight and kill anyone that does not agree with them. The vast majority of British muslims are peaceful and moderate and yet 27% of them actually had sympathy for the terrorists in the Charlie Hebdo attacks last January and 1 in 10 thought the attacks were fully justified. As the UK muslim population is 2.71 million that’s approximately 270,000 people who supported terrorism. In 2006 a survey revealed 40 %of British muslims wanted sharia law in the uk and that’s probably increased or changed little since. People being afraid to talk or question such things for fear of offending people is precisely why the problem has increased.Tolerance goes both ways. Religious brainwashing is just as dangerous as political brainwashing. In fact seeing some of a documentary on the KKK the other week reminded me of political rallies in the middle east. This may go on for many years if indeed it ever stops.
The French national anthem is truly magnificent even if I dont understand the words.
Viva France, Vive la liberté!