“This person is human too”

Thought For The Day is anodyne, platitudinous and awful. I know this. But this morning, it wasn’t. Reverend Dr Giles Fraser spoke with eloquent, controlled fury about the Christian and liberal complicity in torture – beginning with the horrendous death of Baha Mousa, and ending with an assertion of shared humanity as the prime moral principle which feels insanely radical after a decade of specious ticking-bomb scenarios. Have a listen:

[audio https://houseofpaper.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/thought_20110916-1035a.mp3]

Text © Sarah Ditum, 2011