After hearing the decision to launch strikes in Syria, I was horrified at the imminent death sentence that has been given to countless innocent civilians.
I don’t use this space to promote my political views or agendas, but I’m angry that a decision was made on my behalf by a group of over 300 people, most of them belonging to a party that I didn’t vote for.
I’m quite new to Twitter and I like to follow the ‘Trends’ button as it often has funny, quirky themes like #WomansNameFilms and #10FactsAboutMe that encourage people to be creative and meet each other.
This morning I saw that one of the trends was ‘Miss America.’ Being British and not having much experience of pageants I clicked on it out of interest and was genuinely horrified to see the racist response to the fact that the new Miss America is Indian – American. Even more shockingly, tweets were flying around that labelled her as a ‘terrorist’ and blaming the events of 9/11 on her family and ancestral country of origin. Continue reading →