Terrorist Attack on Glasgow Asians – No Media Coverage 5


The estimable Osama Saeed has this post about a terrorist “car bomb” attack on an Asian shop in Glasgow. http://www.osamasaeed.org/osama/2007/07/misplaced-reven.html

The shop has been completely detroyed. Peculiar, is it not, that you have not heard of it on the BBC?

Osama Saeed makes a tremendously strong point:

It would be worth reflecting that if this is how out of control someone or some people in Glasgow get after the Glasgow Airport incident, then how would some in Iraq react to the destruction there, not to mention the loss of some 650,000 lives?

It should go without saying, but this kind of misplaced vengeance doesn’t get us anywhere.


5 thoughts on “Terrorist Attack on Glasgow Asians – No Media Coverage

  • NoJags Neil

    Could well be that the shop's owners prefer it to be classified as a criminal act rather than as a terrorist attack for insurance reasons. Most of the insurance policies I've seen recently exclude civil unrest and terrorism.

  • Tode

    It was on the BBC web site.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasg

    Unfortunately racist attacks are not that unusual. I'm sure the perpetrators will link to any recent event that they can use as an excuse, but that doesn't necessarily mean cause and effect. I wouldn't even use this sort of event as a gauge of people's feelings. We already know that some people like to hate and be violent, and will look for any excuse.

  • andy cyan

    Extra Extra: "Doubious Insurance claim semantics theory explains media silence on followup firebomb ram-raid attack"

  • andy cyan

    Tode: "I wouldn't even use this sort of event as a gauge of people's feelings. We already know that some people like to hate and be violent, and will look for any excuse."

    Agreed, but there is a glaring double standard when we compare the responsible discretion applied to this event with the feverous headline treatments which every 'anti-western' attack or plot recieves.

  • Craig

    Tode,

    I don't think anyone was claiming this was typical of attitudes to Asians in Glasgow – I am quite certain it is only a tiny, tiny minority.

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