Culture Clash?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Just as the media have forgotten about the child from Handsworth that had been starved to death by her parents, another equally horrific story has made it into the news.

A 6 year old boy and 5 year old girl have been stabbed to death – apparently by their parents – and their 6 month old baby sister is in a serious condition in hospital suffering from stab wounds.

Like the parents from Handsworth that starved their children, the parents of these stabbed children aren’t from round these parts – they are Tamils, from Sri Lanka.

I’ve never been to Sri Lanka or India or any other Asian country and I’m pretty sure that this kind of thing isn’t considered “normal” there but two occasions of immigrants killing their children in quite appalling circumstances isn’t “normal” here either. Of course, we’ve had our share of child murderers and other unsavoury characters who have been born here but this is quite unusual. Is the life of a child becoming less sacrosanct within immigrant communities or is the fact that both sets of parents are immigrants a co-incidence?

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  1. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    maybe because they breed so fast, the odd child murder is not such a big deal?

    No, that is wrong and bad, i’m sure it is just coincidence, was the mother of the starved girl not a brit?

  2. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    it sounds like Post Natal DEpression


  3. Stan (222 comments) says:

    If you look at the stats, the number of child murders per year has been pretty constant since the 70’s. That seems to point to culture not being a factor – unless you are arguing that immigration levels have remained constant.

    As for the idea that it’s post natal depression, when the parents are responsible just over half (53%)of the murders that occur in the uk are committed by the father.

  4. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    No, i was saying it was Post natal depression because the father has been released, the mother is still in custody and also, they ‘needed an interpetter to understand the call’.

    The father ran a shop, so likely, he had a good grasp of Polish\English\South London Cockney.

    I know, I know too much conjecture but…..

  5. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    The mother has just been sectioned :(( (21:32)

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