British soliders come home from war to protests

United States
March 11, 2009 10:57am CST
England gave their returning soldiers from the war in Iraq a parade. Well as you can imagine the anti war people showed up and protested. Muslim activist groups held signs calling them "cowards", "murders", "terrorist" among other things. They even went to far as to declare the england government a terrorist organization. Well as you can imgaine this upset the people there to support the troops returning home. So tempers flared to say the least. I am hearing that muslim extremists are protesting more and more often in England. What do you think about this situation. How should it be handled?
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@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
I read about the creeping invasion by the Muslims into Europe and I can see them now to be happenning. Your government should expel this people out or later on you find yourself surrounded and it will be too late. Just my comment
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• United States
25 Mar 09
England definately has a big issue on its hands. How htey deal with it I don't know. But I think the rest of the world should watch out too.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
11 Mar 09
England has got to get a hold of its citizens or there will be worse things than this protest. Unfortunately this has been happening for some time in England. Someone there should have seen it coming but I'm assuming nothing was done because we all have to be politically correct...
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well I do not know if there is much they can do. THey have freedom of speech so they are allowed to say it and protest. It is a shame they would act that way.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Mar 09
First, if you are brittish military personal and returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, I want to salute and thank you on behalf of the people of this country, for the incredible sacrifce you and your family have made i helping our gus out. You are heros and even if you are not apreciated by your owb ungratefull citizens, you are recognized and apreciated here. Thank you. Second, if you are a british citizen and share the sentiments of these protests or have taken part, SHAME on you, you are a disgrace to your country.
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• United States
25 Mar 09
Well said. I completely agree.
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@urbandekay (18312)
12 Mar 09
Whilst the actions of these Muslim lunatics is abhorrent, I must defend there right to peaceful protest. To have freedom of speech, which is one of the things that makes us different from Muslim states means accepting that some will exercise that right in promoting odious views. On the other hand, police video footage of the event no doubt now exists with images of all these extremists, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. all the best urban
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• United States
25 Mar 09
I hate what they are doing but defend their right to do it too. As much as I hate it. You are right. At least the british government knows who they are now and watch out for them. England has had more terrorist attacks than we have.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Mar 09
If the muslim extremists go on protest, then UK should hold party to celebrate, at least the authority there does not have to clean out all the wreakages of another subway or train bombing carried by theie british muslims. LOL!
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• United States
25 Mar 09
I agree. That is a big worry for the british.
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
11 Mar 09
Think back to Viet Nam folks,when we returned from that war,we got the same thing,only from our own people. Unfortunatly,England has allowed far to many of these "immigrants"into the country and now they are taking over,Canada is probably the next highest bunch of idiots,then Australia,Notice the trend?All ex or present British colonies. My personnel beleif would be to allow the soldiers to bring their weapons whith them when they return,and if they face this kind of crowd,let them take care of them properly. Many Blessings from an ex-soldier.
• United States
25 Mar 09
It is a complete disgrace for them to act that way. I agree about those country and the immigrants. Maybe they can be deported.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hello Lilwonders, What I find most egregious about this whole mess is that any British citizen who chose to kick the living you know what out of those punk agitators would have been arrested and faced legal charges. That the British government is protecting those pukes, over their own patriotic families who agree to make the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to serve their country, is beyond the pale. How upside down must the world become before we put our foot down?
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• United States
25 Mar 09
Well I agree it is in bad taste. But htey do have freedom of speech. I do feel it is a bad way to treat returning heroes.
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
12 Mar 09
lilwonders456, This is what it means by a country divided, having its' own internal strife and this is actually why and how the war on terrorism had never been won! I mean let's face the facts, we have hotels that rejects soldiers in uniform from checking in, turn away from pubs and now this parade which in the first place should have been banned with these groups eradicated and taken to task. Extremist groups should never be allowed to thrive and exist - they just do not deserve a single bit of democracy and human rights! That is why the Asians have always been conservative with being democratic and discerning as far as human rights is concerned. Frankly speaking, do you think and could ever consider that these extremist groups like the Al Quedas, Talibans, Mujahideens and the rest could deserve any decent democracy and rights to operate and exist? Have the majority at the parade ever had the inkling recall of all the innocent lives that were lost in the acts of terrorism i.e. 911, car bombings, the massacres, Mumbai massacre and etc..? Have they forgotten? Tsk! Tsk! Talking about absent mindedness and what a fatality here. The US and Euro counterparts may like to sneer and despise the likes of China, Singapore and etc., on their harsh governance and control of religion but if you would think more deeply into it - had there been any occurrence of terrorism by far? Beijing, hosted the 2008 Olympics and word has it that it would be the terrorist prime target of the year - what happened? Threat groups and factors were completely shut out with the media held back. Hard but measured controls were placed and done. Still there were threats from non terrorist factions - guess who? Yes, you got it the US and Europe counterparts who wanted to boycott the Games. Fortunately, all of them woke up in time and remembered their very own spoken words that politics have no place in the Games and that they should not mix. But, look at what did China do? Harsh? Disrespectful? I don't think so and perhaps there's a grain of salt there. Have a nice day.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well in my opinion I would rather be free and have to deal with terrorists than not be free and not have terrorist. That is too high a price to pay for my freedom.
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• Singapore
26 Mar 09
lilwonders456, Robert Frost once said: “Freedom lies in being bold.” Take care.
• United States
26 Mar 09
Yep which means I want to BOLD enough to NOT have the government control every part of our lives, thoughts and deeds. I want to be BOLD enough to live my own live on MY terms. I will be BOLD enough to be free. In my opinion governments like China are terrorist to their people. So you are just trading one type of terrorism for another.
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