I was horrified to wake up this morning to the news of multiple stabbings in Birmingham last night. There is still very little information, but after a news conference it was announced that sadly one person have died and six more people have been injured, two of them critically. It appears to be an attack by a single person who selected his victims at random, with no information to suggest that it was in any way a terrorist attack, gang related or a hate crime – something that has been speculated because some of these attacks took place in the Gay Quarter of the city.
Unfortunately, this has become an excuse for many to promote racist agendas and narratives and use it as an opportunity to start making disparaging remarks about the people and the city itself.
I’ve had the privilege of living in Birmingham for nearly 20 years and consider myself an honorary Brummie. For those of you who have never been lucky enough to visit this amazing city, we are proud of our diverse and multicultural population and we boast a vibrant and colourful culture of food, art, theatre, music, retail, sport and history.
My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected, their families and friends and the emergency services who, as always, put their lives on the line.
Please ignore the scaremongering and remember to be kind.
Oh, Suzie, it shocked the hell out of me, reading that, this morning.
No matter where I live, I’ll always be Brummie, born and bred, and I love that place.
Wish all is calm after this devastating incident. 💜🙏🏽
Awful isn’t it. I watched the news conference this morning as I couldn’t trust social media. Brum is a safe city…
Yup, I watched on BBC, then called my mum, who was totally unaware as she won’t watch tv!
We 💜 Brum
Yes we do!!
I’m so sorry
Thanks lovely – I really feel for the family and friends of the people who have been affected
Ritu’s mum is wise. Tune out as have I. The human race has always been barbaric… I hope this person is caught, goes to prison.
They’ve launched a murder investigation so I’m hoping they catch them soon. There’s CCTV everywhere so hopefully it should be a quick process to find them
So sickening. The CCTV should help the investigation a bit I hope. Be safe and well, Suzie. 😊🇬🇧
Thanks John, that’s really kind!
Beautifully stated…a “sick” mind is capable of horrible things, but the overwhelming majority of people are kind and caring, and we will overcome…
Couldn’t put it better myself John!
Just further proof that if someone wants to kill others they will find a way. I agree that the human race is barbaric. We in the “western world” (Europe/Canada/USA) have had relative peace in our countries for several decades. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the norm for the rest of the world.
Unfortunately the wars raging in the west seem to be within their own countries… It’s certainly like that here
Thoughts and prayers 🙌🏼