Gren­fell video is just so sad

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Saira Khan -

My over­whelm­ing emo­tion when I watched that video of par­ty­go­ers top­ping their bon­fire with a model of Gren­fell Tower wasn’t shock, or even dis­gust.

It was sad­ness – for peo­ple so bereft of ba­sic hu­man­ity it didn’t oc­cur to them what they were do­ing was vile.

What kind of lives have they had to make them so de­void of com­pas­sion that they cre­ated their sick­en­ing ef­figy to race hate while think­ing: “This is a laugh, isn’t it?”

What could have been go­ing through their heads when they got out the brown felt-tips and cre­ated fig­ures rep­re­sent­ing ac­tual hu­man be­ings who died in the most ter­ri­fy­ing way imag­in­able?

They’re clearly not the sharpest crayons in the pen­cil case, oth­er­wise they would never have put their de­praved lit­tle video on­line.

Clev­erer peo­ple than me will now have to work out if those ar­rested should be charged with a hate crime.

But even if they’re not, the world now knows them for what they are. And that’s some sort of jus­tice, I guess.

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