In the last 48hrs Ive been called a bigot, uneducated, racist, a joke, a paedophile? (nope me neither), a product of this country's education system, had abuse sent to me on here and to my email account as well as my Facebook account, been called a troll?, been asked too support the BNP and go on a demo, and those are things I can tell you as my mum reads this blog. My crime? I wrote an open letter and mentioned the Human Rights Act. So let me clear a few things up.
I wrote that letter because I was disgusted by what a group of extremists did. I wrote that letter because no one stopped them. I wrote that letter because there are many, many people in this country who break the law and then hide behind the Human Rights Act to get away with it. I am well aware that there was another group of extremists there and I in no way condone what they did either. They disgust me as well.
I am not naive enough to believe that all Muslims are racist and suicide bombers, just as all white people are not in the BNP or any other racist or fascist group. The world isn't like it. People are allowed their right too protest but when THEY BREAK THE LAW they need to be dealt with whatever race, colour or creed they are. They need then to be prosecuted and NOT allowed to hide behind the Human Rights Act. That's not what it is there for.
Ive thought long and hard about this blog, about whether I carry it on and address some of the issues that I do. I write for pleasure nothing more and those that read this blog I thank you. However to those that disagree with me that's fine, you are entitled to have your opinion, but some of what you have written and said about me these past few days makes you no better than the people you are against. You have turned on me because you disagree with me, and then used some of the most cruel and nasty phrases Ive ever been subjected too. The reason you disagree with me. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME.
I had a person tonight who I disagreed with on a wall post. Fair enough not a problem. However that person then looked me up on Facebook and sent me an insulting message. I replied and then for the next 2 HOURS this person kept doing it until I looked them up and blocked them. Why? Ive also blocked at least 20 other people for the same thing. I'm not scared of a debate as Ive said before in previous blogs but allow my opinions to be my opinions and I will respect yours. That is what a civilised country and society is about. When you start the name calling you lose the argument.
The one thing that has kept me going is the amount of people that have said they agree with me. I thank YOU for that. I have been genuinely touched by the way that sane people understand that not all Muslims are racist and that they agree with what I'm saying. There have also been emails from people that have served our country or have people serving this country and I feel honoured to have had a small correspondence with you. You have my full respect.
Part of me regretted posting this blog on Thursday. I did it for me and the people that follow it. It then went around facebook like wildfire. Its been looked at by 4,500 people since Thursday and that's blown me away. I never expected that. Ive not posted my usual Friday story or finished what was supposed to be my week of gaming blogs either. The reason was because I didn't want those that hate me too win.
This blog isn't about me feeling sorry for myself , whatever some may think, its about the fact that for all the abuse I have received, you will not beat me. The letter I wrote was about an act that should have been dealt with by the police and wasn't. My disgust at that act and the fact that the Human Rights Act is abused on a regular basis. It was too show support for our service men and woman past and present and tell them that THEY have my support. I wonder how many of my so called 'FANS' I seemed to have gained would put THEIR lives on the line like they do day in day out. In a war they didn't ask for but will fight to the end. They gave you the freedom to have your opinion, as they did me, and for that I thank them every time I write this blog. I think perhaps you should remember that the next time you send me or anyone else abusive messages because you disagree with them.
Today is Remembrance sunday. I will be laying a wreath as I always do for the fallen. Will you my 'FANS' who call me all the names you have these past few days? I doubt it.