“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Remember that old song by the Carpenters back in the 1970’s? Today the weekend’s events in Paris fill my heart with sorrow.
What causes some humans to lash out at other humans—to inflict death and destruction on those whose culture and beliefs are not their own? Where does that righteous desire to “cleanse the world” come from?
Now we in the “civilized world” believe we must retaliate to take out the extremists. Religious zealots must learn they cannot force their beliefs on others through terror. Justice must be done, we say.
However, let us remember—this is NOT a war on Islam. Millions of Muslims practice their beliefs in peace.