Sunday, September 11, 2005

Just another day

Tony Blair's 'Holocaust Memorial Day' may now be replaced by the more inclusive 'National Genocide Memorial Day' according to The Times. Muslims consider it "offensive" as the day suggests that "Western lives have more value than non-western lives". It could therefore fuel extremists' sense of alienation as it ignores the mass murder of Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya and Bosnia.

Rather than tackling extremism, proposals to rename days can only appease and encourage further extremism.

How does the Home Office manage to spend £500,000 each year on the Holocaust Memorial Day? What does the nation get for it's money?


wonkotsane said...

Didn't know we had one ...

Snafu said...

Wonko, you haven't noticed £500k being spent on your behalf each year!?!