“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I didn’t think it was appropriate to add words to yesterday’s post, in respect of those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena atrocity on Monday night.
But I was incensed. My blood was boiling and I was physically shaking, from the second I heard the news.
A cowardly attack on innocent young people
How deep is their hated for our civilised and caring society?
For those of us outside Manchester, the true horror of this vile crime really began to sink in as the media started releasing images of those who had lost their lives as the faces of children started to appear on our television screens and social media sites.
Salman Abedi triggered the Manchester Arena blast, killing himself, 22 others and injuring 119 people. ISIS may have claimed responsibility for this heinous crime, just up their street, but it maybe that Abedi acted alone, his tormented brain driven by pure evil and hate.
How and why did it get to the stage when a 22-year-old Abedi, barely in adulthood himself, was compelled to carry out such a horrendous act of violence? There is no glory in committing such a cowardly attack, all it does is glorify the perpetrator as a blood thirsty butcher intent on taking out their extremist, twisted and barbaric ideologies out on the defenceless babies of the civilised world. A cowardly abomination.
In memory of all those who lost their lives on 22nd May 2017.
You will never, ever be forgotten and we will carry on the fight against terrorism.
We are not afraid.
Love will always be stronger than hate.