Crime and Punishment

A Reflection

Aftermath, Brussels terrorist attacks
As the dust literally settles on the latest outrage committed in Europe I wondered why we no longer seem able, as free democratic peoples, to react to these types of atrocity in the appropriate way.

No doubt American, British and French planes will fly sorties over the “Caliphate”, with the occasional “success” and there is no doubt that some of the perpetrators and their co-conspirators will  either be killed in the execution of their “holy” or “political” duty,  killed whilst trying to evade capture or be arrested for their crimes.

Here is where I start to become confused, it is not considered barbaric, or even wrong, to kill your enemy remotely and, if there is “collateral damage”, so what. It is completely acceptable to shoot  suspected terrorists  whilst attempting to arrest them, but, when charged and found guilty of horrendous acts of criminality including the pre-meditated maiming and murder of innocent people going about their daily business the whole of Europe refuses to consider the death penalty.

There are people in prisons throughout Europe who are treated humanely, pandered to for their religious and dietary “needs” and allowed to continue to put forward their evil and perverted ideologies. These people, the vast majority of whom will NEVER alter their outlook cost the countries that house them hundreds of thousands of pounds a year each.

Surely it is time to do the right thing. Who cares if the left cry foul? Who cares if others say that their peers will see them as martyrs? Who cares if other nations see us as somehow barbaric for providing a hangman and noose instead of a bullet fired by a balaclava wearing policeman or a missile from a drone? The victims of Bataclan, Brussels, Tunisa, Utoya, London and many other places deserve better. Surely those that conspire to and/or carry out atrocities in the name of a religion or a warped political ideology deserve to meet the fate that they so readily wish on others. 

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