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  • vailsy vailsy Jul 23, 2005 00:28 Flag


    is this board about the london bombings?

    since you mention about racism though... i find it a concern that pictures of these bombers have been released. the pictures are not terribly clear or helpful and i do worry that they will encourage racism and vigilante style attacks. i am a fairly well balanced guy but still feel myself thinking bad thoughts about these small time scum-bags coming here and bombing on 'my' turf. so i dread to think what some tattooed white power activist up in the midlands or somewhere is thinking right now, with asians for neighbours many of whom look rather like the guys in those pictures...

    i also find it considerably worrying that an asian looking man with a backpack was shot dead today (5 times at close range?) by our known trigger happy armed police. the same division that have shot men dead after mistaking guns for wooden chair legs. frustrated action men most of them

    personally i wish the government would stamp down on the media more here, and give them strict instructions on exactly how far they can go with it. i've felt that from the start. shortly after the first bombings happened i was already fatigued with the media barrage. after the essential news has been published it needs to stop there, or else it just encourages fear and hate which is exactly what terrorists want to promote

    i've been a strong believer in limited media control for a long time, unfortunately it doesnt seem to be a very popular topic as people tend to get on their high horses talking about freedom being assocated with a free press etc

    best wishes. but try not to get too excited with that racism chatter bcause you cant generalise like that. various levels of intellect exist within all races and cultures

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    • First, thank you for a very professional reply. My post was influenced by many white British males post messages that contain of some the following:
      1. Hatred towards Muslims.
      2. Immigration Control
      3. Regrets about Immigration

      And at the end of it, they say "defend Britian". Who would you think they talking to? I just wanted to say what I believe and obviously somebody is going to either act like a good-doer or admit what I say is true. It's very unpleasant.

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      • i work alongside people with opinions not too dissimilar from the ones you stated. but you get those opinions the world over

        my wife and i are a mixed race couple, and when i visit her country? i sometimes (often!) encounter the same kind of nationalistic/racist hostility

        i think there is a big danger that these bombings are turned into or confused with a race issue. if that does happen, i believe the media and the government will have alot to answer for.

        as i've said.. hearing about a 99% white armed police division shooting an asian 5 times at close range doesnt make me feel a great deal better. our law enforcement services are meant to lead by example. what kind of message does that give out?

        on an individual level i think we should avoid getting caught up in the race debate, and start focusing on the important issues here. its all about maintaining focus, otherwise these things have a tendency of spiralling out of control