Sunday, September 03, 2006

In Britain, no one can hear you scream

The most disturbing thing about the recent anti-semitic attack on a schoolgirl is not the racial motivation of the attack, but the fact that despite her assailants were girls, no one raised a finger to help. It goes a long way to explain the yob culture that is so prevalent in the UK. If no member of the public has either the courage or the willpower to challenge yobs, what do the yobs have to fear?

As the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the biggest consolation of that terrible day are the passengers of Flight 93 who took the initiative and fought back. Were such an incident to occur over the skies of Britain, I wonder whether the British would have the courage to do the same, would they still stand by and watch?