Ter­ror­ists are weak and pa­thetic in­di­vid­u­als

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Only two weeks ago I wrote in the Re­former about the hor­ren­dous ter­ror at­tack at the Ari­ana Grande con­cert in Manch­ester.

Sadly, terrorism once again struck at the heart of Bri­tish life on Satur­day night.

At 10pm peo­ple would have been en­joy­ing a drink and a laugh with friends in Lon­don’s Bor­ough Mar­ket.

But within min­utes seven of them lay dead, mur­dered by three ter­ror­ists who drove a van into pedes­tri­ans on Lon­don Bridge and launched a knife at­tack in the mar­ket.

It was only the quick re­ac­tions of our heroic emer­gency ser­vices that pre­vented fur­ther loss of life, gun­ning down those re­spon­si­ble within eight min­utes.

Along with Manch­ester and the at­tack at West­min­ster in March, Is­lamist ex­trem­ists have killed 34 peo­ple in the UK in just over 70 days.

These are the ac­tions of weak, pa­thetic men. The dregs of hu­man­ity. What­ever their goal is, they will fail, that is the only cer­tainty in an un­cer­tain world.

With a gen­eral elec­tion tak­ing place to­mor­row the po­lit­i­cal ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the past few weeks will be­come clear. I would urge all read­ers to make sure they get out to make their voice heard.

Fi­nally it was great to see so many peo­ple en­joy­ing the Lan­de­mer Day cel­e­bra­tions in Ruther­glen, de­spite the weather.

The Queen and her court car­ried out their du­ties su­perbly and the com­mit­tee de­serve a huge round of ap­plause. The same can­not be said for those who con­tin­ued to spray the Main Street with silly string.

We have an eight-page spe­cial on Lan­de­mer this week start­ing on page 35. Do not worry if your pic­ture is not there, we will have more in next week’s pa­per.

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