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Reader’s Comment of the Day: The Left should realise that the Paris attack has nothing to do with western foreign policy


In response to Laura Perrins: The five stages of the Dianafication of the Paris horror, Lancastrian_Oik wrote:

I superimposed the Tricolore on my Facebook profile. I love France. I have friends who live there and visit often, and last year attended a rock concert in a Parisian venue similar to the Bataclan. I don’t blame Western foreign policy, not one bit, and my use of the Tricolore has actually provoked a couple of social justice warriors of my acquaintance to accuse me and others of “xenophobia”, “racism” and “nationalism”. Er, according to the IS statement, the French capital was deliberately targeted because: it represented “prostitution and obscenity”, the Bataclan was full of “idolaters”. But France was against the Iraq war.

Furthermore, I’m from Lancashire (as you may have guessed) so how an expression of international solidarity is any of those things I and others have been accused of is a mystery. The superimposition is staying up for a week, as a mark of respect and sympathy and solidarity, then it’s coming down.

A bit like wearing a poppy, I suppose. Hang on a minute, the hard left are against that, too…

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