PARIS KILLINGS AND EUROPE’S HYPOCRITES
As France mourns the slaughter of her innocents, the ineptitude of all our politicians is writ large.
While uncontrolled immigration has continued to rise over Europe bringing fear and uncertainty, the reactive responses of our elected representatives has again proved futile. Where are the measured proactive actions we need to control such concerns? Despots continue their slaughters around the world and yet our liberal leaders dip in and out of the chaos proclaiming “red lines”, soon crossed with impunity and with their ensuing failings now presenting at our front doors.
Meanwhile, the hypocritical politicians of the EU have continued to castigate Israel for defending its citizens against terrorism and even evoking sanctions against the only democracy in the Middle East. These politicians should now bow their heads in shame and seek help from a country that has more experience of handling terrorism and immigration than any other in the world. Jeff Bracey Great Budworth, CW9
Allow me a moment of sarcasm, a little black humour at this most terrible of times…
I find it distasteful that a minute’s silence was held for the people who died in France last week, yet no memorial has been planned for the young Arab men who lost their lives in the conflict. Similarly, the BBC should be interviewing the mothers of these Islamists so we can share their grief, but have failed to do so.
What is most upsetting is the excessive use of force by the French. Seven young men who have been labelled “terrorists”, against hundreds of armed police with sophisticated equipment. Hardly proportional. By bursting into people’s homes uninvited, the police will only increase the legitimate frustrations of the downtrodden Muslim jihardis, and perpetuate the cycle of violence.
As a confidence-building measure, French president Hollande should release convicted Arab murderers from jail. This will help build trust.
There must be painful concessions on both sides. France must begin (at first on a selective basis, province by province) to introduce Sharia law while Muslims must promise to recognise the right of France to exist. Negotiations on the future of Paris must immediately start with moderate ISIS leaders who will be able to control the radical minority. David Field Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel