|Columnist for the Scottish Sun, Aamer Anwar, in yesterday’s paper reflected on the three bombs found in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton in recent weeks and the near absence of front page coverage of these ‘acts of terror’ or statements of solidarity by Government officials.|
Anwar wrote: “These acts of terror within eight miles of each other were not held to be worthy of a front page or lead item on TV news.
“After soldier Lee Rigby’s murder, our Prime MInister spoke to the nation and called a meeting of COBRA within three hours of the murder — yet this time he failed to utter one word of solidarity for those under attack, nor did millions take to social media to show their revulsion at the nail bombers.
“You may be asking why? The focus of the attacks was the Muslim community peacefully praying at mosques packed with men, women and children.”
Almost a month on from the first bomb attack in Walsall, a statement by the Home Secretary has been issued today following the announcement of the arrest of two men in connection with the bomb attacks in the West Midlands and the murder of Mohammed Saleem.
You can read the statement here.