Thursday, August 17, 2006

The town square test

Via the always interesting Dare to Know blog (mainly about homeschooling) comes this article about a girl who decided to go into her local town centre wearing an Israeli flag as a cape. Needless to say she attracted some pretty frightening attention from who opposed her views.
After stopping for some food, we went to our bus stop. By this time, it was around 7:10pm, but still broad daylight (being summer). I was alarmed to find the same guy approaching me again. He stopped in front of me and said “What did I tell you? Take it off. If I see you again with it I'll hurt you.”
This is a pretty damning failure of the Sharansky town square test. The question is whether it is only right wngers who get threatened in this way.