When an English soldier was murdered in the streets of Woolwich, London, on 22nd May 2013, video film on various news stations, including but not limited to the BBC, showed substantial footage of Michael Adeboloja (who grew up in London, though originally from Nigeria), covered in blood and declaiming excitedly the reasons for this atrocity. He stood around waiting for the police, rather than running away, and then rushed them, presumably with the intention of suicide by police shooting, so that he could gain martyrdom.. To what extent should the air of publicity be permitted to extremists?
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This is the problem - When does preventing unpopular comment and comment which exposes certain people, be they wrongdoers or corporations, become Government cover-up? Think Julian Assange and also Nakoula's Film The Innocence of Muslims - cover-ups?
On examination, you might find they are also fighting for what's in the ground - valuable resources. I find it particularly sad that we see hours and hours of outpourings when one of our own dies, and yet brush over 40 civlilian deaths abroad
I agree. We are quite indifferent to outsiders in life and in death and only express our compassion for those who are our own. But then there are many blessed souls who do not have such demarcations. They are our hope. God Bless!!
But is it better to know what people are thinking through their speeches, so that we can counter their arguments in a rational and logical way?
Yes, I certainly want to know all the details, and read the reports. I am not so keen on seeing interviews with the bereaved - to me that just seems like gawking and infringement of privacy. It doesn't supply any further substantive information