Britain’s Burning

I haven’t written a blog for one year because I have been busy painting, but I felt angry about the rioting so I thought I should write about it.

There has been rioting in the UK by some young people. I think that is very shocking. On TV, they showed what the rioters have done. The images were horrifying which showed smashed shop windows, as well as cars and buildings on fire. This scared me because I thought that the trouble could spread to where I live and me and my family could get hurt.

Young people shouldn’t be doing this. They don’t have any manners and respect for the rest of us and that is not right. The rioters should be made to fix and replace everything. They are just greedy and need to be made to learn that stealing is wrong. They should work hard and save if they want something, like I do.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nadia J Ilyas
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:30:10

    I agree with this wise young girls comments. Youth looting and making excuses of nothing to do is totally unacceptable. If you really want something you need to work hard for it. As this young girl states if you want something you should save up for it.. Nothing is free and looting was a poor excuse from the youth in Britain, they should be ashamed of themselves, worse still where were their parents to guide them whilst they were looting?Go figure.


  2. Iram
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:17:24

    Well done Aaliyah! A well written piece. If only all children were like you 🙂
    Keep it up. Look forward to your next blog x


  3. Rokhsana Fiaz
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 21:27:21

    Well done Aaliyah! A thoughtful and considered piece…well written and decisively assured.

    I think you certainly provide a voice for so many young people who want to contribute positively to their communities and wider society.

    That you feel angry abou the riots – yet choose to write about it and offer an alternative shows how you recognise the pointlessness of anger expressed through violence and entitlement driven greed. It speaks volumes about the kind of person you are.

    Carry on writing – and don’t get scared!

    Lots of love Aunty Rokhsana.


  4. shazia khan
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:07:37

    you are right Sweetheart! it is all about respect for others. “Be the change you want to bring”. I am sure when you are an example people around you will be inspired and follow suit. Good luck always!


  5. Shehla ghaffur
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 19:25:15

    this is a wonderful blog…. and i agree with it such wise words from you…. you have written a very thoughtful piece echoing views in particular about manners and respect….
    keep it up…..


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