While I was shocked at the attacks on the US, I neither condone so-called
'retaliatory' attacks against ordinary muslims nor probable strikes
Although I'm not a muslim, I'm neither a supporter of the Blair government
nor the US. A far as I'm concerned Mr Blair neither speaks for me nor many
others, any more than Saddam represents all Iraqis or that the Taliban
represent all Afghanis.That the Government won the election with a 35%
shows that the UK is not a true democracy. I also continut to opose the
sacntions on Iraq, as they are both morally and legally wrong.
I do agree that a worldwide effort against terrorism is vital, but this
should be against ALL terrorists of all creeds, agendas and nationalities.
deplore the hysterical Islamophobia of much of the right-wing media (see
today's Daily Mail).
On last night's 'Newsnight' I saw how wretched the conditions are for
ordinary Afghanis. It also appears that Pakistan will be dragged in to any
conflict resulting in possible civil war. Whatever happened in the US, I
think that the US has no moral right to launch any action that may lead to
many innocent deaths in the area. How would Americans feel if British
went into the US to arrest people who fund the IRA?
>I agree with all those who say that hard evidence is needed in order to
arrest bin Laden. I'm afraid that Bush is probably doing this to appease
I think its timely for united opposition to strikes on Afghanistan between
muslims in the UK and all other non-muslims who realise that attacking
Afghanistan is morally wrong and also politically and militarily
counter-productive. If you know of any peaceful anti-war demonstrations
being planned I would be interested to take part. I live in
where there is quite a large muslim community in Gloucester and of course
where US warplanes are based at Fairford.