Laughter Of Our Children

March 17, 2010 · Print This Article

Blogger, 27-year-old Jafar Alam, a Muslim, based in Toronto, posted this painting on his blog, Divine Breezes, which was inspired by ‘the genius of Banksy’, the British graffiti artist whose real identity remains a mystery.

Jafar writes below the painting: ‘Inspired by the genius of Banksy and the perpetual, revolutionary words of Bobby Sands:

‘“They will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised, decent law-abiding robots. We refuse to lie here in dishonor! We are not criminals, but Irishmen! This is the crime of which we stand accused. Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal…Our revenge will be the laughter of our children” – Bobby Sands

‘We refuse to lie here in dishonor! We are not terrorists, but Palestinians. This is the crime of which we stand accused. Our crime remains that we were born Palestinian.’


8 Responses to “Laughter Of Our Children”

  1. Sean Farrell on September 22nd, 2010 7:20 pm

    what did Bobby Sands mean by “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children”

  2. pete on October 2nd, 2010 8:55 am

    hi sean this term that bobby used means,that what sacrafice bobby went through paved the way for our children today,example better educiation,better housing ,better social life,no worries about pro british death squads slaughtering them on there way to do an honest days work,equal rights,now i could go on but these are things i never had growing up but my children hav all these and much more.thats why gerry adams ,danny morrison,bobby storey ,gerry kelly etc,these are the very same people that have never wavered they stood by there principles and they are always threr to help anyone in need.and thats what bobby meant.i hope this clarifies things for wishes,,peter.

  3. philip clark on October 16th, 2010 8:38 am

    I named my sons Bobby and Francis after the first two brave young men who gave their lives. They have inspired since i was a young boy myself. Thank you to the ten heros of 1981.

  4. Brian on December 13th, 2010 10:56 pm

    I’ts nice to see a question and answer on the net without people being rude to each other.

  5. robert gillan on December 18th, 2010 7:31 am

    whenever i think of Bobby and the other men who gave all for their country and their beliefs and ideologies,my heart fills with pride,though sadness creeps in sometimes i know they are watching from above with all Erin’s son’s and daughter’s. The blanket men were the catalyst for equality, liberation and freedom for all the peoples of the island.

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  7. L TAT on April 8th, 2013 9:23 am

    Thatcher died today and yes Bobby the children are laughing. RIP to the 10.

  8. Alexandra Farrell on April 8th, 2013 4:45 pm

    I was applauding when I heard this news, and considered it
    poetic justice! I was 20 years old in 1981, seven years younger
    than Bobby. I still remember the hunger strike every year, and
    thank you to the ten heros of 1981.

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