Wednesday, 11 March 2009

PostScript: Video Games and School Boy Killers

22.20 Abu Dhabi time.

Today's killing rampage in Germany is reminiscent of the events in Columbine. Of course at this time, our thoughts are with the families of the victims. May they rest peacefully and may Allah give the families strength and togetherness at this time.

Seems that the rolling media coverage of the news conference in Stuttgart, has attempted to pick up the issue of motives and causes. Once again music, video, internet, console and video games have been referred to as possible triggers. It seems that even today that law enforcement is keen to make a connection between social violence and violence in the media and entertainment.

The debate is not about to go away.

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