In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
Lt. Col John McCrae In Flanders Fields Stanza 1 1915
The latest in our series of posts that will not surprise any person who has been paying attention.
Today’s installment comes from Pam Geller concerning Islamists in England, but before we get to the piece some necessary background
Since John McCrae wrote his poem In Flanders Fields from the front lines of World War I the red remembrance day poppy has been a symbol throughout first the British Empire and then the British Commonwealth of nations to remember those who have died in war. It has been a sacred symbol in those nations for almost a century.
In that time this has never happened.
An Army cadet suffered burns in an unprovoked attack after selling poppies for Remembrance Day.
The 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop in his camouflage uniform when a man holding an aerosol can and cigarette lighter approached him.
He then sprayed the terrified boy with blazing fumes before walking off without saying a word.
Police report this was done in broad daylight:
‘This happened at a very busy time in the city centre, near a main bus route, and there could be lots of people who saw this man staggering around.’
What kind of person does something like this?
The attacker, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was described as black or Asian, 5ft 8in tall and wearing a dark hooded top.
While Asia is a pretty big place, Pam reminds us that while in the USA “Asian” generally refers to those from China or Japan in England “Asian” is “media sharia-speak for Muslims” .
Furthermore in the 100 years that such sales of poppies have taken place, an age when heavy drinking was common, somehow no other drunk has torched a person selling Remembrance Day poppies.
Who would have thought those sympathetic to Islamists trying to kill soldiers might target the most visible symbol of western forces?
HT Live at five