Monday, June 29, 2015

British Politician, Amran Hussein, Takes Selfie At Spot On Tunisian Beach Where ISIS Gunmen Slaughtered 30 British Tourists Just 48 Hours Earlier

His Selfie Has Nothing to Do With Islam

From the Daily Mail:
A Labour parliamentary candidate has sparked outrage by posing for a selfie at the exact spot where a crazed gunman massacred 38 holidaymakers including up to 30 Britons just 48 hours earlier. 
Amran Hussain, 29, an Army reservist who stood for North East Hampshire in the recent election, was pictured holding his selfie stick aloft as he stood in front of a pile of flowers and tributes. 
With the sun loungers where dozens of tourists were slaughtered by ISIS militant Seifeddine Rezgui clearly visible in the background, the national delivery officer for NHS England looked directly at the camera in aviator-style sunglasses surrounded by four friends. 
The politician, who has been pictured with Ed Miliband, has now defended his actions saying he visited Marhaba beach in Sousse to pay his ‘respects’ and pointing out selfies are not ‘banned’. 
‘It has been taken completely out of context. It was all very upsetting and we just wanted to have a reminder of what happened. I just happened to be using a selfie stick as that is what I always use.’ 
Hundreds have taken to Twitter to condemn the ‘disgusting’ picture, saying it sums up the ‘selfie or selfish generation’. 
Alice Simmonds said: ‘Absolutely shameless for a Labour candidate. He should know better.’ 
Michael Wilton tweeted: ‘This is a disgrace. The families haven’t event started grieving.’

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BBC Video of Eyewitness account of attack in Tunisia...Vlad asks:

(Wouldn’t it be great if someone asked her, if she would have gone to Tunisia if the PM hadn’t kept insisting islam was a religion of peace)

'We played dead' says Tunisia beach attack survivor - BBC News