Common sense is often very uncommon and makes no sense whatsoever yet it is with a gut feeling that I think this is the call of a madman 'rather than an ability to analyze Tony's mental make up following his latest leap into the unreal.
Which era of grievances is unclear so I assume he meant the recent killing of a big bunch of poorly equipped, war battered people. He wonders why the survivors are not amused.
Throughout history the Islamic people have not been innocent of killing in wars etc. but can we at all caste stones? They've even sometimes been the good guys.
They were also the longest-living. as their technology was so advanced. The Moors in Granada lived an average of seventy years! This was a thousand years ago! This stands in sharp contrast to some parts of present day Scotland where its citizens struggle to reach pensionable age.
Were we better?
I knew that the beautiful buildings in Glasgow were financed by sugar and tobacco, but I still did not see the situation properly. I knew about the triangle of goods (guns) to Africa, slaves to the West Indies and cotton and sugar to Britain but I fancifully avoided having to consider the stages in between. I even joked that the revenge of the sugar and tobacco connection was that we are the fattest, heaviest, smokers in Europe.
We did a lot of the whipping and gained a reputation for violence that ensured Scots became sought after for that very purpose. This was difficult to absorb. I had only just decided I was Scottish. I was proud of this country and had not equated the rise of Scotland at the end of the 1700s with the downfall of anyone. At that time Scotland had the second highest level of literacy in the world.
Only the Swedes were better and how many Swedish songs can you sing? Everyone sings a Scots song at New Year. And what do they drink? Even the Swedes drink malt whisky at £50 a bottle (for the cheap stuff, the tax there is huge). So on balance the smartest, non Swedish people in the world, with the finest tipple, were still nasty. Let's give the Muslims a break.