Fus Rigby's funeral

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Didn't see all the coverage which was a pity as I missed the delegation from the peace loving tolerant Muslim community paying they're respects and "not in our name" placards.
 
#8
I heard his CO reading out a euology on the radio yesterday. Apparently Lee was a Westlife fan, and wore the t-shirt, so he must have taken a load of stick off the other lads.

Shame he died before he could discover good music.

Yes, if the funeral was in Bury, I would have expected many Muslims to turn up and show their respects.

RIP Lee.
 
#9
Yes, if the funeral was in Bury, I would have expected many Muslims to turn up and show their respects.
RIP Lee.
Why would you expect a group of people with no connection to the man turn up at his funeral? Such behaviour has been labelled as being a 'grief whore' on here in the past. I think most Muslims have made clear that they disassociate themselves from this act and the men responsible for it- sending some sort of official delegation along would be at odds with this standpoint, it would also be derided as cynical politicking.
 
#10
I went to the funeral yesterday. There was sizeable turnout and the serving and old and bold and were well represented, with an impressive display of standards.
The bearer party were a credit to their regiment.

Sank a good few beers with ex fusiliers and Lee was given a good send off on what was a glorious sunny day.
 
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Why would you expect a group of people with no connection to the man turn up at his funeral? Such behaviour has been labelled as being a 'grief whore' on here in the past. I think most Muslims have made clear that they disassociate themselves from this act and the men responsible for it- sending some sort of official delegation along would be at odds with this standpoint, it would also be derided as cynical politicking.
I note our PM (and Boris attended)!. I don't know if this was personal decision or at the families invitation and do not criticise either for doing so if it was the latter. If the former has this set a precedent for future high profile military deaths?

To the best of my knowledge the PM and senior Govt Ministers have not attended any of the funerals of those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Will we now see a politico at all future service funerals?
 
#15
I note our PM (and Boris attended)!. I don't know if this was personal decision or at the families invitation and do not criticise either for doing so if it was the latter. If the former has this set a precedent for future high profile military deaths?

To the best of my knowledge the PM and senior Govt Ministers have not attended any of the funerals of those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Will we now see a politico at all future service funerals?
I think you'll find it was the exceptional circumstances of Lee Rigby's murder that ensured the presence of the PM and other politicians at his funeral. I doubt it will set a precedence for future military funerals (hopefully no more). Personally, I find it offensive enough when they spout their usual platitudes at PMQ's, with all the emotion of someone announcing a train is running late. I'd rather see them putting more effort into avoiding getting involved in other countries business' in the first place.
RIP Drummer Rigby.
 
#17
Mate, as much as I love you, I don't think that "event" was the right word.

It was nasty pasty to watch and I sobbed like a small child through it all.

Lots of mentions of the wife, and none of Aimee. Revolting.

That is all.
Couple of mentions on the Daily Mail site
 
#18
Couple of mentions on the Daily Mail site
She was crying her eyes out, and wasn't part of the funeral. That's really bad.

I know he had a kid with his wife, but he'd obviously moved on.

I'm probably going to get slated for this, but to bring the kid out at 2 years old in a "My Daddy The Hero" t-shirt is just beyond belief. The poor lad didn't know what was going on. I'm sorry, but shame on the wife*.

Expect to see my avatar in about a week.

*I can't say what I really think because it's CA, but I think you know where I'm coming from.
 
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I'm probably going to get slated for this, but to bring the kid out at 2 years old in a "My Daddy The Hero" t-shirt is just beyond belief. The poor lad didn't know what was going on. I'm sorry, but shame on the wife*.

*I can't say what I really think because it's CA, but I think you know where I'm coming from.
I agree with you. Did the wife not claim they were about to get back together just after the attack? Seems unlikely if he were already engaged again...