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To think where is the outrage to 15 British slaughtered in Tunisia

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Inkanta Sun 28-Jun-15 11:41:38

I think there was a time when the British would be outraged but are we numbing out to these atrocities now. We were outraged when ISIS started these beheadings and now we seem to be getting used to that as well.

Madamecastafiore Sun 28-Jun-15 11:43:45

We are outraged, disgusted and saddened.

How would you like us to express this?

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 28-Jun-15 11:45:10

Im outraged, shocked and upset.
I dont see the need to start a thread saying this though

NobodyLivesHere Sun 28-Jun-15 11:45:36

Everyone I know is disgusted saddened and appalled by these acts.

EducationalWelfareMakeMeCry Sun 28-Jun-15 11:46:00

There are grieving families who need to deal with practicalities this is a time for sadness, anger comes later.

Silvercatowner Sun 28-Jun-15 11:46:36

Who are 'the British'? I'm not sure one can generalise a collective response to such events.

Inkanta Sun 28-Jun-15 11:47:46

Are we? Public opinion seems relatively quiet about it and there's not much fuss made about it in the media.

Becca83 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:49:23

Are you serious? It's all over the media. I think it's pretty clear people are outraged and saddened by what has happened. I really don't get what you mean.

Wideopenspace Sun 28-Jun-15 11:49:25

There were at least 39 killed in total.

I'll save my outrage for everyone who died, I think.

That ok with you OP?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:49:39

It is outrageous, but will only get worse. The poisonous tentacles of IS are spreading. I can't see anything, but that this is the start of many atrocities. Or rather not the start, but a stepped up campaign since the beheadings.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 28-Jun-15 11:50:19

I dont know where you have been OP but most people I have spoke to are shocked and disgusted.

haveabreakhaveakitkat Sun 28-Jun-15 11:52:05

I don't think we're numbed to these things at all. I'm deeply shocked as is every person I've spoken too about it.

Inkanta Sun 28-Jun-15 11:52:22

The reporting of the slaughter is all over the media - but I'm not getting a reaction of outrage.

NerrSnerr Sun 28-Jun-15 11:52:38

What? It's the headline on every news bulletin I'v seen and lots of friends/ family are talking about it and their sadness and anger. What media have you been watching/ reading?

APlaceOnTheCouch Sun 28-Jun-15 11:53:51

There's coverage all over the media and the comments' sections on Sky; the Daily Mail, etc, are full of outrage.

Personally I think it's a time for mourning and reflection. Calls to anger and outrage make me nervous. Too often they're used as justification for knee-jerk responses.

haveabreakhaveakitkat Sun 28-Jun-15 11:54:02

It's all over the media!

Wideopenspace Sun 28-Jun-15 11:54:04

OP - I really, really want to know why the bloody hell you want the outrage reserved for the British?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:55:15

I think people are dealing with shock at the moment tbh, and practicalities. Some people don't even know whether their loved ones are dead or alive, still.

fearandloathinginambridge Sun 28-Jun-15 11:57:23

What do you want to see? What do you think should be happening to demonstrate outrage?

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 28-Jun-15 11:57:43

Inkanta Do you perhaps want an american style interview show where we get people interviewed on the street being told to be emotional for the camera and praise the freedom of the country?

Becuase that's not going to happen.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 28-Jun-15 11:57:59

What form would you like the outrage to take OP?

hiddenhome Sun 28-Jun-15 11:58:26

I'm more depressed and resigned to our fate to be honest OP. These attacks will increase and will start occurring all over Europe as IS make their way here sad nobody will be able to stand up to them and many will suffer as a result.

There are already supporters living in the UK who would gladly wreak damage and terrorism on its citizens. We're taught to accept it though. Like a herd of sheep waiting for the slaughterhouse lorry hmm

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:58:55

I can understand the OP stating the British, because its 'people like us', makes it much more personal when it could easily be you, your son or daughter. Less remote and unbelievable. That's not to say you can't feel sympathy and sadness for everyone who has suffered.

Inkanta Sun 28-Jun-15 11:59:47

Wideopenspace - I'm making an observation of British public opinion, my own included, and the British media. I think I'm numbing out - as much as anyone. And that worries me.

Wideopenspace Sun 28-Jun-15 12:00:16

"People like us"? [shock}

Like all the people who died?

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