Striking a balance
If sometime over the next few weeks, as testing intensifies, perhaps it could see its way clear to tipping the scales of fortune in my direction by ensuring my six numbers are drawn from this weeks Lotto.
Why, as a nation, are we over sensitive when it comes to poking fun at Religious and Terrorist figures that centre on the Muslim faith? A police officer is to be hauled over the coals for dressing up as Bin Laden at his local Carnival, and for this he has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission [IPCC].
A friend of mine dressed up as the Pope for a fancy dress party the other week and another dressed as a stocking wearing Nun and no one complained.
We also get uptight about people dressing as Nazi’s or the evil Fuhrër himself, yet comedians in this country have built careers doing just that.
I do not see it as a problem if someone dresses as Bin Laden, the Pope, Adolf or Christ, it is these very subjects that frighten and amuse us and poking fun at them is not necessarily disrespectful.
What is disrespectful is telling others that they are being Racist in doing so or not allowing others to express views on Terrorists or Faiths.
We are repeatedly told that Muslim does not equal terrorist, which I truly believe, however if that is the case then Bin Laden equals terrorist not Muslim and is fair game.