In Cannes, France, a woman was forced to disrobe on the beach as part of the temporary ‘burkini ban’ preventing ostentatious religious dress. France has been victim of a terrible deluge of Islamic terrorist attacks, but even so, to become more like the aggressor – introducing morality police dictating what woman should wear – is not to win against them.
Grief-shaming is the latest social media trend, after Facebook made it easy for users to change their profile pics to be tricoloured in sympathy with the 140 murdered victims of the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
When it comes to ISIS, Saudi Arabia and the West are side by side.
From what I can tell it goes like this: The majority of terrorists in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi Arabian, Osama Bin Laden of course was from a wealthy Saudi family with ties to the ruling Royalty and it is alleged that there was some assistance from some elements within the Saudi government in 9/11 – see 28pages.org for more on this.
A quick doodle I did for the hashtag #rememberingjim in honour of the murdered journalist Jim Foley. I am ashamed somewhat by the crudity of the drawing, but stand by the sentiment, that journalism can be a brave light in a world darkened by cowardly hatred and lies. I did not know Jim Foley, but admire and respect what I have learned of him from those that did. May he rest in peace.