To be fair he said a bit more than that but I don't think his observations were misplaced
To open fire on unarmed civilians, is not bravery and idealism.
It is total and utter cowardice
It is bullying and thuggery.
I imagine the prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, would be deeply ashamed of the evil that is perpetrated in his name.
I have been interested about my own reflections, and those who live hand-in-glove with me about what this means.
As I drove into Adelaide yesterday (quietly on Sunday at about 8 a.m.) I thought about how we might feel about such awfulness. Then cast my mind back 24 hours....the Christmas Pageant.
My granddaughter (10 months old ) was present....and loved it.
200-300K people present just celebrating their community life....what if a bomb? or a gunman..? it doesn't bear thinking about. But my conversations led me to believe I was not the only one who thought this thought!
So I don't emir from J Manford's sentiment
Equally well, as my eldest daughter and I were practising speaking French, we spoke about the Tour Eiffel. How it had been evacuated; and how easily three or four well-placed bombers could have taken it out.....shudder!
Surely these mad boys ( for such they are...BOYS....will blog about this shortly) don't want to live in a world in which families cannot have lunch together, or friends laugh with each other....
Having been a boy, I know that boys are not that bright! They get enthused. But we are a bit thick!
Easy targets for unscrupulous propagandists who convert their stupidity to misguided 'enthusiasm'...which is a most dangerous thing!