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19th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Malcolm X (Human Rights Activist)

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Died:

1536 Anne Boleyn (Queen of England, wife of Henry VII, executed)

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On This Day:

1848 Texas is handed over to the USA by Mexico

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23rd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1967 Steve Stricker (golfer)

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Died:

1821 John Keats (poet)

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On This Day:

1836 The start of the Siege of the Alamo

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10th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Rod Stewart (singer)

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Died:

1862 Samuel Colt (inventor of the 6 shot revolver)

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On This Day:

1901 Oil discovered in Texas

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29th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1800 Charles Goodyear (inventor – vulcanisation of rubber)

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Died:

1170 Thomas Becket (Arch Bishop of Canterbury)

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On This Day:

1845 Texas admitted as the 28th State of the USA

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22nd of October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Jeff Goldblum (actor)

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Died:

1906 Paul Cezanne (French artist)

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On This Day:

1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as the 1st President of the Republic of Texas

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Attack in Texas

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I’ll start by saying that I am fully in support of free speech. Everyone, as far as I am concerned, has the right to have an opinion, and express that opinion. But with free speech comes responsibility, and it is all too easy for some to use this right to deliberately hurt others.

Having said that, I also believe that being offended is most certainly not an excuse to shoot someone! I loath what is going on in the world at the moment – thugs and criminals masquerading as holy men and using their own warped translations of religion to slaughter the innocent. Taking advantage of the faith of young men and women and turning these into unthinking killers. Sent to murder not only innocent people in the Middle East, but also in the countries of the West.

What I don’t understand is why the organisers of the cartoon of Muhammad event in Texas ever thought that this was appropriate. Have these people now openly declared war on Islam in their state? Was this event set up deliberately to incite an attack?

I don’t know the answers. But the way I see it is that there are a lot of peace loving Muslims who also loath the acts of fundamentalists pretending to represent them. Organising an event like this, surely with the full knowledge of how offensive to Muslims this is, is pretty irresponsible. Religious tolerance implies respect.

Let’s work to eliminate the extremists and killers, folks. Not drive wedges through society.

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