Today, in some countries around the world, is a day when we say Thank You to those who, selflessly, cared for us during those first years of our lives. We thank our mothers for the time they sacrificed for us, for the effort in bringing us into the world and the love and care shown once we were here.
Sadly there are those who cannot even let this heartfelt sign of thanks, of gratitude, pass by without heaping abuse, without denigrating a memory, without trying to inflict hurt.
Screenshot Source: Twitter / Salman Rushdie
Most of the commentators to Salman Rushdie’s simple, loving post on Twitter have understood, just a few cannot. Sadly it is these few who gain more attention. A shame too that they do not respect the memory of their own mother, of their own childhood, and seek only to hurt, to insult, to belittle.
Despite all the abuse, I am sure that Salman Rushdie will never let these small-minded people get the better of him, and that the memory of his mother will remain, as it should be, above politics, above religion and well above the uneducated, pathetic abuse some feel is their only way through the world.
- Viktoria Michaelis.