A dark day for our civilized world
The tragic events of November 13th have cast a cloud on the civilized world. The events in Paris are a staggering reminder that we live in a turbulent world. To think that lives, precious lives, could be considered expendable for what are primarily religious beliefs or territorial conflicts, is a throwback to the dark ages.
We must all speak out; not just mourn the loss of life, not just prepare to eradicate enemies. We must call on all leadership, civil and religious to take the stage.
In November of this year…
twelve died when militants detonated a car bomb on an hotel in Mogadishu,
two died when an Israeli border policeman was rammed near Halhul,
three police conscripts died and 10 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near the North Sinai Police Officers Club in the city of Al-Arish Egypt,
six died when a suicide bomber attacked offices in Lebanon where the Qalamoun Clerics Association was meeting,
12 people died in Iraq when multiple bombs were set off across Baghdad,
the perpetrator died when he rammed his vehicle at a hitchhiking station in the West Bank Israel,
a woman died when she stabbed an Israeli guard,
5 people died in a suicide bombing orchestrated by Boko Haram in Chad,
a 14-year-old girl suicide bomber detonated herself at a mosque in Cameroon, killing five people and injured over 20,
224 died when a Russian jet exploded in what was likely a terrorist attack,
43 died in Lebanon when an ISIL suicide bomber detonated a bike loaded with explosives,
2 people died in Israel when unknown gunmen ambushed and shot a family car,
19 died in Baghdad, from a suicide bombing, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility,
and on Friday, 137 were killed in Paris during a coordinated series of attacks.1
And we are half way through the month.
We have yet to enter into a civilized era… and history will see us as barbaric. Leaders in all countries and of all religions need to speak out.
I hope and pray none of our readers have been witness to any tragedies in the recent past. Please feel free to comment on this blog, or better yet, drop by the Macklem House, my door is always open.