The terrorists attacks in Paris have made us all pause. Facebook is filled with red white and blue flags as people stand in solidarity with France. I am shaken up by the events but can’t help wonder about all of the other innocent lives that have been lost in recent terrorist attacks around the world.
There have been numerous attacks in just the month of November. Why are some recognized more than others? Why is this one given so much more media attention? They are all dreadful. They are spewed with hatred.
I am not writing this to stir up political controversy. I am the least political person out there! Hundreds of innocent people have lost their lives due to radical beliefs. Regardless of where they were in this world, they were children, parents, husbands, wives and friends. Their lives mattered to someone. They were all important and should be remembered.
“Because there is no flag that sees us all. Because we are all equal. Because the pain a mother feels for her children is the same in every language in every land.” Emily Konopinski Trunk