The last couple of weeks have been really tough. The issue of the niqab has affected me in ways I wasn’t expecting. It’s triggered all sorts of emotions in me. I think we’ve passed some kind of threshold.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m not a racist, I’m not an Islamophobe (whatever the hell that is) and I’m not a member or supporter of the BNP or the EDL or any of its offshoots. But I am deeply concerned when human beings can’t speak their mind or make a few gags due to the threat of violence.
It’s high time acts of terrorism were unequivocally condemned and the actual perpetrators blamed for the violence they unleash. Makes a pleasant change to blaming everyone and everything else, including the victims.