My heart is breaking for the people of Paris, the nation of France and all those who are grieving or sharing others’ grief because of the events that are unfolding there right now.
While we don’t know all the details, we do know and must remember these things:
Not every Muslim is responsible.
Not every refugee is responsible.
We must not engage in vitriol against either group of people;
nor should we tolerate others engaging in hatred against them.
To do so would be to lose our own integrity by lowering ourselves to doing exactly what the perpetrators hope we will do.
These heinous acts are down to a few extremists who hate freedom and resent anyone who dares to have it. It seems that in their world view, they are the only ones who should be allowed to do as they please.
I hope that Justice and Karma act swiftly. Whichever of them gets to those responsible first, that’s okay with me.