Disclaimer: This is purely my own opinions. I am not saying that my views are correct, but this is how I feel. Please do not take it personally.
When I found out about the terrorist attack in Paris on November 13th, I was so sad. All these innocent lives. Gone.
I feel so heartbroken even though it didn’t happen in my country, or to anyone related to me.
I thought about my friends and I, going to a concert. You know, just wanting to have a good time. Then, BOOM. Bloodshed everywhere. Dead bodies everywhere.
I can’t imagine how traumatic and scared they were.
I can’t understand why anyone thinks killing innocent lives is ok.
I know, some people are like, “This happens to other countries all the time. Why is it that when it happens to France? You guys make such a big deal? Are other lives not as important?”
To me, all lives matter. No one should have to experience something like this. And I do agree, whenever an attack happens in a Western country, everyone reacts. But it’s also because we live in a Western society (at least, I do, in Canada). As a result, we usually only get news that concern Western countries.
I know that is bad, but the media is something I/we cannot control.
Within hours, social media platforms were bombarded with tags such as: #prayforParis, #prayforhumanity, and so on.
On Facebook, many have added the flag filter onto their profile pictures to support France. While I do find it touching, in my opinion, it doesn’t do anything to help the actual problem.
It pretty much shows, “I am on France’s side.”
But I think the issue is the hate.
I feel like the way the countries are acting is like “an eye for an eye”. You bomb me? I’m gonna bomb you back. You kill my people? I’m going to kill all your people.
Oh my goodness.
When are you going to stop? When the other party quits? Or until no one is left?
I feel like it’s more important to find out the root of the problem (WHY ISIS is acting like this) and then deal with it from there.
Instead of the, “I’m gonna kill them all. They shall not win. THEY WILL NOT WIN!!” mentality.
Another issue I want to talk about is, stop blaming all the Muslims! Based on the actions of ISIS, some people blame the whole Muslim population. That’s just ridiculous.
I feel so bad for them. These innocent people didn’t do anything, yet some people are putting all the blame and hate on their religion. Just a few days ago, a mosque was deliberately set on fire in Peterborough, Ontario.
People need to stop acting when their emotions run high.
I feel like, whenever people are emotional, they are irrational.
Every time something bad happens, you want to find something or someone to blame.
And right now, it’s Muslims.
It’s so unfair.
Honestly, I feel like the level of racism is so high everywhere (perhaps, more so in Europe), and it’s one of the main reasons why ISIS targeted France (and mainly, the Western nation). Their people are tired of being treated like shit.
Some of the European born Muslims are probably like, “That’s it. F*** you. I’m going to join ISIS and kill you all.”
I truly feel like they’re trying to get some type of “revenge”.
Anyhow, I hope you are not too offended by my opinions. I don’t mean to hate or anything.