What’s Missing From Our Response To Terrorism? Anger, Says Columnist

23 May 2017, 16:33

In the horrific aftermath of a terror attack, it has become common ground to hold a vigil, but columnist Brendan O'Neill wants to know what’s happened to our anger?

The editor of Spiked joined Shelagh Fogarty in the wake of the brutal bombing at the Manchester Arena, which claimed the lives of 22 incident people.

He’s written an article titled: “After Manchester: it’s time for anger”.

Speaking on LBC, he explained to Shelagh how he felt that anger, which appears to have disappeared, should be displayed.

He said: “We can obviously be angry with the terrorist, we can be angry with people who support terrorists and terrorist networks, but I think we can also be angry at this idea that we shouldn’t be angry.”

“Every time a terrorist attack takes place, the expectation is we’ll share our sadness online, we might put up the national flag of the country affected, we’ll maybe have a candle lit vigil.

“This is the expectation after every terror attack, nobody says ‘look let’s have a serious debate about multiculturalism or even immigration’.”


Watch above and see what you think.

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