Je suis Charlie
Posted: Sun 11 Jan 2015 08:08
Our neighbours are going on the march today and have offered to take us. MY OH reckons it could easily get out of hand so I think we'll decline.
Or maybe they were claiming, truly, to be another sort of Muslim. It's tempting to let a tide of good feeling wash over us at a moment like this (and yes, I went too). But I would much prefer that the people around me didn't believe themselves to be any sort of anything - except citoyens which they can't help being even when they want not to be.russell wrote:The best quote I've seen was from an interview with the brother of the policeman who was killed, "My brother was a Muslim. He was killed by people pretending to be Muslim.".
Ducie High School, Lloyd Street North, behind Whitworth Art Gallery. I don't think it's there any more. I think it's been swallowed into the Uni campus.I was born there Malcolm. 144 Claremont Road. What was your school?
Yes, a fair number of my friends went too. I declined. I was concerned that a public march may incite some other extremists to take action against the islamic sector of our community. Very pleased to see that I was proved wrong.malcolmcooper wrote:I was there with my family. The mood was calm and friendly and a show of resolve for freedon and peace. The numbers were estimated at 48,000, the police kept a low profile and there was no hint of discord.
Hi DaphneDaphne wrote:Well done Malcolm! I am baptised Church of England, went to a Jewish School in Liverpool (The King David in Childwall) went on to marry a Spanish Catalan) Roman Catholic and had friends of all nationalities! When I was young my parents were racist, but I broke the mould with them! On one occasion I had friends around from and outside school, there were Italians, French, Spanish and a Morrocan ( not school friends) but Christian, Jewish and even the daughter of Jamaicans who were school friends. My Mother came into the room to serve refreshments and outside said to me it' like the 'Bl***y League of nations in there'!
How refreshing it was not to judge peoples religions or colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No indeed. Pearls before swine, and all that.Merisin wrote:There are aspects of the recent public reaction which trouble me and many others. Certain moral contradictions. But, alas, I would guess this is not the place to discuss them.
Small world. I used to live on Dudlow Lane. Get back about twice a year. You?Daphne wrote:Hi Kathyw, what a coincidence! Our son has a house in Childwall (let out at the moment as he's abroad). We lived in Abbeystead Rd before moving to Menlove Ave and then in 1986 to Perpignan now we live in Llupia. Do you get back to Liverpool often?
I'm afraid I don't know what it's like there now Malcolm, or if the school is still there. The last time I was there was about 12 years ago when one of my younger brothers was curious to see the various places where we had lived before he was born. I have to say it looked pretty grim, and I was a bit bothered that he wanted to take photographs. You can see if you look on Google streetview. My father owned dental labs where 'Arties' barbers now is. We lived upstairs. I prefer it heremalcolmcooper wrote:Ducie High School, Lloyd Street North, behind Whitworth Art Gallery. I don't think it's there any more. I think it's been swallowed into the Uni campus.I was born there Malcolm. 144 Claremont Road. What was your school?