The BBC do like to provide a platform for Professor Mona Siddiqui, the Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding at Glasgow University. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day and this morning she was on to talk about how we should react to great tragedies. In particular she referenced how Norway has responded to the Breivik killings one year on compared to how the US has responded to the “Batman” shootings at Aurora. You see the Norwegians have responded by reinforcing their pacifist ways, their refusal to change their liberal spirit. Americans, by contrast, have responded to the slaughter in Denver by…..gasp…arming themselves in defiance of Obama’s words of wisdom. I suppose the Professor has never stopped to think that Breiviks rampage could have been cut short if Norwegians took a more American attitude towards guns. Still, anything that makes those red necks in the US look bad will always win a favoured place in Thought for the Day on the BBC.
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