Paris attacks: commentary

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Recently, we witnessed one of the most horrific attacks on human life since 9/11. Enlight of this, we have seen an uprising in support on a global level. When I read the article regarding this attack, I couldn’t help but think, “those are brothers, sisters, parents, those were people who were loved.” The infamous terrorist group, Isis, has been making remarkable strides in looking like an international prick. Beheadings, shootings, the list goes on and on. This is a group using the illusion of religion.

Now, over the years, I have come into contact with many Muslims. Generally, these interactions have been pleasant and I enjoyed their discussions. When I see groups like Isis, it is one that appauls me. A group that has claimed Muslim in order to carry out their twisted and perverted ideology of this religion. When I see groups like this, who recruit openly on social media pages such as Facebook, it bothers me.

This is a group to which people willfully suicide in order to murder dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of people. Their reasons, I am sure, are legit in their twisted minds, but I am inclined to disagree. When you murder so many people in the name of whatever God you serve, you only look like a fool; a self diluted, incompetent moron.

I have seen the hashtag “prayforparis.” This tells me many things about our species, most importantly, it shows unity. This hashtag is more than just another hash courtesy of Twitter. This is a symbol that openly demonstrates how a mass slaughter can, and will, backfire; it demonstrates just how much inner strength we really have.

However, even with this in mind, we cannot forget those who were so wrongfully killed. No matter what religion you are, even if you are non-religious, these families are in a time of despair. I would like to encourage everybody to assist in any way they can, even if it is just lending an ear. In a time like this, council goes a very long way. We, at War on Corruption, will do anything that we can to assist. If you are among those families, please contact us. We want to hear stoeies about your loved one and offer any counciling that we can. Our thoughts are with you.

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