When I woke this morning, I was filled with horror to realise that not only had there been another terrorist attack on our country, but my close friends were in London on holiday.
It was reassuring to know that they had posted on social media that they were safe. Then thoughts turn to the people who will killed and injured, someone’s family will be waiting again to hear from a loved one. Not knowing if they lie in a hospital somewhere or are in a place where they are supposed to be located.
Yet people I have seen will go to the uneducated and idiotic response. We have seen a world leader make statements about how all 1.6 billion of the Muslim religion should be banned from his country. How does this actually help the situation? How does that stop the terrorists carrying out such atrocious acts? It doesn’t. Simply it panders to the fear and ignorance.
Whether you like it or not these people are determined to carry out these acts and the majority of the time they are radicalised within their own country. This can be carried out on social media and the internet. Do we call for the banning of the net? No. Because we make the distinction that there are a very small minority carrying out terrorist attacks and not all people using information networks do so.
We understand these are a small amount of people are fuckwits. Nothing else; they have no religion. They have an ideology, they don’t have religion. Greater education is needed of religion and it’s not enough to explain that this is a Christian country. It isn’t. But has been explored and understood.