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Is there an end to this?

By this I mean Islamic terrorists killing innocent people? By innocent I of course mean in the eyes of everyone other than those who do the killing.

It is of course an extremely complicated subject, and one I have really yet to study, but as best as I can see there are two commonly quoted “justifications” for these attacks:

  • Reprisals for western involvement in wars against countries centered around the Islamic faith
  • Religious intolerance i.e. killing non-believers (those who don’t follow Islam)

Perhaps there is a solution to the first. However, I can’t see a solution to the second unless the entire world adopts a single faith – and that’s never going to happen. You would hope that in time there might be an increased tolerance of other ways of life and indeed of other faiths. However, I expect I may be both naive and optimistic in hoping this will happen.

It’s a sad, but undeniable truth, that we currently live in a world where hatred and intolerance is the new norm. Hate now counters hate. In such a climate the answer to the question posed in this blog post’s title is quite possibly “No”.

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Manchester

Last night a truly sick, evil and twisted individual took the lives of at least 22 people in the name of his religion and God. The victims only crime was to be out enjoying themselves at a concert. One of those who perished was eight years old. There really is nothing more which can be said other than we will never be defeated by terrorism, and we will never give in to terrorism – we can’t.

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