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I DID never thought I would ever be writ­ing about two young girls from Barra, who left the is­land to go and en­joy an event in Manch­ester and were caught up in one of the worst ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the UK.

It was so far from the peace and tran­quil­ity of their beau­ti­ful He­bridean is­land, and such a shock­ing tragedy to be brought home to the West Coast.

How could any hu­man be­ing min­gle among chil­dren, teenagers and fam­i­lies know­ing he was about to kill and in­jure so many? He was a cow­ard.

Many peo­ple will say it is to do with his re­li­gious be­liefs – I my­self have be­liefs but cer­tainly can­not fol­low the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion.

My heart­felt sym­pa­thy goes out to the fam­i­lies of both Eilidh Ma­cLeod and Laura MacIn­tye (who re­mains ill in hos­pi­tal), and I pray that Laura will make a full recovery.

It is only now that Theresa May ends an­other speech with the quote: ‘Enough is enough.’ But what is her plan?

We have all seen the cow­ardly way ter­ror­ists op­er­ate us­ing bombs, ve­hi­cles, knifes and so on. So what is the an­swer?

I think it is time to bring back cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment for ter­ror­ists, and any­one found to be in­volved in sup­port­ing ter­ror­ism should be in­stantly de­ported.

I will have up­set the civil rights or­gan­i­sa­tions with my com­ments but it is time to rid this coun­try of ter­ror­ists.

Fi­nally, the one thing that wor­ries me is that if the gov­ern­ment does not act promptly with this sit­u­a­tion that var­i­ous ex­trem­ist mil­i­tant groups in this coun­try will take the law into their own hands by at­tack­ing in­no­cent peo­ple, many of whom may be Mus­lims who de­plore this sit­u­a­tion.

That must not hap­pen.

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