I hope we can all slow down today—slow down and remember the person who was killed and the many wounded in the attack outside a mosque in London last night. Terrorist attacks come in many shapes and sizes—this time the terrorist was a guy named Darren Osborne—a white guy who I know absolutely nothing about. It feels like a hate-crime to me, a terrorist attack, but we’ll let the authorities determine a detailed analysis.
What I am sure of is that driving vans into crowds of pedestrians and worshippers is a heinous thing to do. What I do know is that despair in the world, and fear, and hate, seem to be reaching a fevered pitch. People are doing strange and horrible things to other people not only with traditional weapons of war but also now on main street, with speeding vehicles.
Some days are days for action. Other days are days for mourning. May mourning for Muslim victims of this terrorist attack rule today.
Peace, Seth Kaper-Dale
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