"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 21 September 2009

The State Funeral Of The Italian Soldiers

The six Italian soldiers killed in the Kabul suicide attack last week have been given a State Funeral and the day has been declared a National Day of Mourning in Italy.

I can't help but contrast this with what happens in the UK to our own fallen, how Ministers do everything they can to distance themselves from the funerals, and the protests at the homecoming parade of the Royal Anglians earlier this year.

Any protesters disrupting a homecoming parade for Italian soldiers would get a taste of the lynch mob and a swift dose of their own Sharia'a justice. We have an immoral and spiritually-corrupt government.


  1. Sad times. It is good to see that the Italians value their dead, rather than the UKs usual routine of passing off soldiers as cannon fodder with bad kit and lack of airborne transportation.

    Ban the burka!

  2. It's shameful. Mind you, the Italian government are the only ones in Europe that are not letting muslim extremists walk all over them and their way of life!

    They put up with no crap from bogus asylum seekers and migrant criminals.

    The british government should learn by example!

  3. The difference in attitude between the two govts is astounding. I've lately started thinking that banning the burka is a good idea (used to be 'live & let live'). We're really being taken advantage of by the government and the illegals.

  4. The burka is not actually part of Islam, but is an optional extra in foreign cultures. Therefore it is unnecessary, especially in a secular society.

    The hijab, that is something which would gain more protest from the moderate muslims if banned, but the burka has no place here and where women are encouraged to be equals, not hidden under walking tents.

  5. Where are these 'moderate muslims' VotR? I don't hear them.

  6. Oh, a few bans here, a few bans there, they will be everywhere... with placards and burning effigies.

  7. Time to call time. The government has turned this country into a cesspit of unrest.

  8. Yes, everyone was sad here in Italy, whether they supported the war or not. Here if you die in your country's service that is recognised. One of your commenters refers to the burka ban : It is true that a woman is not allowed to fully cover herself here and that makes sense to me but it is still a contentious issue. As for the asylum seekers, Berlusconi's tough line on the issue has drawn criticism from many quarters, including the Vatican. The island of Lampedusa is just overwhelmed by the number of clandestini arriving there. With the best will in the world, Italy cannot take all the new arrivals. The new measures seem harsh, but I don't know what else they could do.


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