10.8.11

Amusing reactions to UK riots from "selected utopias"....



Excerpts taken from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8691428/London-riots-international-reaction.html

China
Riot-swept Britain is tasting the "bitter fruit" of its failure to introduce Chinese-style controls on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, Chinese state media crowed on Tuesday, while raising questions over whether London could be trusted to stage a safe 2012 Olympic Games.
"The West have been talking about supporting internet freedom, and oppose other countries' government to control this kind of websites, now we can say they are tasting the bitter fruit [of their complacency] and they can't complain about it," wrote one commentator in official Communist Party mouthpiece, People's Daily.

Iran
The conservative Resalat newspaper, in a commentary headlined "unrest spreads from Tottenham to Brixton", called the protests the "worst possible news for David Cameron's coalition government" and blamed "human rights abuses".
"The violence and continued chaos in the UK are the result of factors like human rights violations in the country, prejudice against immigrants and coloured people, incidents like the Murdoch scandals and the country's critical economic conditions," the newspaper concluded.
The hardline Iranian newspaper claimed that the violence was carried out by students who were forced to drop out of university because of the rise in university tuition fees.

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe: "Britain I understand is on fire, London especially and we hope they can extinguish their fire, pay attention to their internal problems and to that fire which is now blazing all over, and leave us alone.
"We do not have any fire here and we do not want them to continue to create unnecessary problems in our country. We want peace, and the people of Zimbabwe want peace."

Pakistan
Abdullah Ansari wrote in The Pakistan Observer, that the London riots proved the west was fair from a model for "progress and prosperity".
"Therefore, I want to condemn the self-ashamed behaviours of mental slaves of West who never ever show the complete picture to media."

Libya
Libyan state-run Al-Jamahiriyah TV showed a programme called "Homeland's Desire". The presenter, Yusuf Shakir, midway into the programme, began to address the British people in English, urging them to "defeat this British regime" which "killed their brothers".
He said the Libyan people and their leader supported "black power in America and Britain" and always defended blacks who "suffered racial discrimination" in the UK.
He said blacks and the poor took to the streets in London to demonstrate against the British "fascist" government. He added that Libyans would hold demonstrations holding up pictures of Mark Duggan, the man shot by police in Tottenham.