Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Birmingham Bombing After Ariana Grande Concert

By now, everyone has surely heard, but there was a terrorist attack in Birmingham in the United Kingdom following an Ariana Grande concert last night.

Most of those in attendance were teenage girls, and reports right now have it at 22 confirmed killed, and at least 59 injured.

There is nothing more cowardly than attacking people at their most vulnerable, and the people attending this concert were just out trying to enjoy themselves. I am not familiar with Grande or her music, although my heart goes out to those who lost their lives, and the family members that they left behind.

This was a senseless act of terrorism, an attempt to make everyone afraid to live their lives, and to go out and do something as simple and innocent as go to a concert to enjoy an evening out.

After incidents like these - and we have seen similar attacks in France, in Belgium, and the United States - we have to hold loved ones a little closer, and appreciate all that we have, because in this world, all of that can be taken, literally in an instant.

1 comment:

  1. I second everything you said here, and would add that such acts are rendered all the more vile and abject when they're done in the name of religion. It's one thing to commit an unspeakable act; it's quite another to delude oneself into thinking "I'm doing God's work" when committing that act.