Geldof: Stop the violence
LONDON: Bob Geldof blamed terrorism in Paris on the “bloodstained young generation” and urged them to “stop the violence”.
In a speech at the One Young World conference in Thailand, Geldof, 64, said: “Your generation, is already stained with blood. Your age group are the killers of Syria. The people your age are murdering people in Beirut, Sharm el Sheikh.
“And most immediately in our minds right now, those people who went to a pop concert in Paris, who tried to watch a football match, who went out with their girlfriends or their parents for a drink – those people were killed by people of your generation.”
He told the forum, which is for young leaders aged 18-30, that it was a cliche for youngsters to think they are the “glowing” future.
“You are the present,” said Geldof, adding: “Stop with violence, it doesn’t work. Come back to your country and take action. What is required is tolerance, love and understanding. And you’re failing. Shame on you. Wipe out that shame. You’ve got time.” – Daily Mail
MESSAGE: Bob Geldof.