The MCB wisely counsels in responding with justice rather than military action to the recent plane attacks overseas. Whilst all loss of innocent life is to be grieved by humanity, American and British leaders present rhetoric of war does little to enhance its prospects in the perception of observers.
Expression of distress and anger is understandable but finger pointing and threatening others, without proof, betrays the democratic system we proclaim as our bedrock and simply provokes worst suspicions of western arrogance. Surely now is the time for grieving loved ones as governments agencies quietly go about evidence gathering and review security procedures. Once the facts are as best known as possible then it is proper for judgement and action. Such action not being easily dismissive of the possible advantages of other countries judicial systems on offer.
At a time when we most need to overcome barriers and join together against the evils of pointless destruction it is distressing that such violation continues to be mirrored in British society with increased attacks on mosques and people who may be perceived as Muslims. Their attackers stupidly regarding them as all guilty by ethnic association despite clear and repeated condemnation of terrorist activity by most of the Muslim community. It is sad to accept that there are bigots and extremists in every race and as a white British born person I am not proud to have such racism associated with my own colour.
Each country has its own lessons to learn from this particular tragedy. It is my perception that Britain is presented a political and spiritual opportunity to move forward, finally shedding the constrictive notion of imperial superiority and a we know what's best attitude in interfering with other nations destiny, even on occasions such actions are patently unjustified. Rather than perceiving ourselves as under invasion by all of the issues of race and immigration confronting us, it really is time the white ethnic community realises it can only benefit by constructive engagement and frank opening up of positive communications with all of the other groups comprising our population. It is only through negotiation of common interests whilst learning to accommodate certain differences that we can truly engender respect.
Continuation of fear and divisiveness can only result in cynical mutual destruction whereas expansion of the personal morality to its highest level we can live by positive example. Now that's something to be proud of offering the rest of the world.