Coward cops of Tunisia back on patrol? What an insult to the ISIS terrorist’s victims
IN defence of Tunisia, their ambassador explained on Radio Four’s Today programme that his country had paid a high price as the killings by an ISIS terrorist of 30 British holidaymakers had caused their tourist industry to collapse.
Further, he said terrorist attacks were not only happening in his land but in Europe as well. All true.
But there is one difference. When we have outrages in our country our police ignore their personal safety — as with Lee Rigby — and try to capture or shoot down the terrorists.
Not true in Tunisia. With the attack on the Imperial Marhaba in Sousse in full swing in June 2015, the coastguard commander fainted, his corporal took off his security shirt so he wouldn’t be recognised, a couple of quad bike officers mysteriously didn’t arrive until the killings were over, and the same was true of a mounted police team.
A judicial report described their reaction as “at best shambolic and at worst cowardice”.
Five of the Tunisian policemen branded cowards were arrested for incompetence but have been now been released after pressure from their Interior Ministry.
And what do you think they are doing now? Assigned to protecting tourists in the town Sousse.
No matter how low the price, do promise you will not holiday in Tunisia.