Monday 23 October 2017

Defeat terror by highlighting strength of our communities

An Ariana Grande fan and her mother lay flowers in St Ann’s Square, close to the Manchester Arena. Photo: PA
An Ariana Grande fan and her mother lay flowers in St Ann’s Square, close to the Manchester Arena. Photo: PA
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

In the wake of Monday's Manchester attack, I would question whether we are making a mistake by publicising every detail of such an atrocity.

I do not mean this in the fear that other people will get 'ideas' for further attacks; I would imagine there are plenty of other resources for people who are so inclined to go looking. But I wonder - by publishing the details of such attacks, are we in fact giving this organisation what it wants, by sharing news of what it considers its successes?

As much as his 'morals' test my sanity, Donald Trump made the most powerful statement of all the world leaders when he refused to call those involved in the terror attacks 'monsters'. He was right, they would have been flattered.

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