If the government is going to confront terrorism it needs to be honest about Islamic extremism.
Everyone seems to be ready to admit that the suicide bombing of the Ariana Grande concert was terrorism.
Since they are investigating it as terrorism, you would think that government officials would be dealing with the problem. But one celebrity from Manchester—the city where the attack took place—thinks officials are still evading the truth about the attack. The singer, Morrissey, has sharply criticized the politicians who seem incapable of facing the truth. The Guardian reported “Morrissey attacks politicians and the Queen over Manchester terrorism response.”
“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private,” the singer wrote on his Facebook page. “Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.
“Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an ‘extremist’. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?”
Criticising the prime minister, he claimed that “her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues”.
The musician added: “Also, ‘will not break us’ means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa.”
Of course, The Guardian doesn’t simply report on Morrissey’s comments. It responds to some of them in order to convince readers that he is wrong. Are the Guardian’s replies convincing?
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