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Spare us the faux outrage over Amran Hussain’s Tunisia death beach selfie

by | 29th, June 2015

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Amran Hussain, 29, a Labour candidate for the North East Hampshire in the recent election, has visited the beach where Seifeddine Rezgui murdered 38 tourists on Friday. He took a selfie. The spot where so many lost their lives became an ‘I was there’ moment.

Mr Hussain tells  MailOnline who brand the photo “a sick selfie”:

“Selfies are not banned. I don’t see anything wrong with it. We were not capturing a happy moment, we were very distressed after what happened and we went down to the beach for 30 minutes to show solidarity. We laid flowers and wrote a tribute and prayed to those who lost their lives in the horrific massacre. We would have asked someone else to take a picture of us, but we were in the moment and we wanted to take a picture with the tribute and flowers we had put down. It has been taken completely out of context. It was all very upsetting and we just wanted to have a reminder of what happened. I just happened to be using a selfie stick as that is what I always use.”

The Mail isn’t listening. It’s heard enough. Without irony, the Mail  selects views on Mr Hussain’s crass photo-op on twitter, that bastion of tolerance and circumspection:

Jerome Taylor ‏tweeted: ‘This sums up the selfie generation. Tourist takes a pic next to site of the massacre in Sousse, Tunisia.’

Davide Manfrin said: ‘Selfie of the massacre on the beach in Tunisia. Idiots, don’t they understand our fate is hanging by a thread.’

Rabeb Othmani tweeted: ‘There is a fine line between freedom of expression & hurting others feelings: Stop posting the beach selfies #Tunisia’

Mark Olrog ‏said: ‘A bad 21st century trait. People turning up and taking selfies of #Tunisia terror beach, apparently.’

Mr Hussain was already in Tunisia. He went to pay his respects. But

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