Last night, 22 people lost their lives while attending a concert in Manchester, England. A terrorist suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device as concert goers were leaving the Manchester Arena at the conclusion of the concert. More than 50 people were injured including children.
Trying to make sense out of the terrorist act is difficult. Official in Greater Manchester is still investigating whether this was an act by a lone wolf or organized attack as claimed by the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). Regardless, the impact is the same – lost of lives and limbs including children.
But the harm inflicted by taking someone’s life away, innocent people no less, is ultimate. And the casualties are irreparable. Motivations aside, if fear is the goal of the perpetrator(s), they shall never win as explained by this father to his son after the Paris bombing.
Echoing what I wrote, ” the world we live in is not perfect . . . the pain and suffering wake us up to our senses. ” We will fight back by being in solidarity and not afraid.
I stand with the people of Great Britain. What about you?