Those who have read this blog over the months will know I have an intolerance of Intolerance and I hate Hate with twin passions that simply mirror those of the perpetrators; my weakness, my demons, my battle.
Today when I read the news of the dreadful and evil event at the mosque in Finsbury my first emotion was rage and came instinct to pick a social media fight with anyone who did not condemn this vile act, then I visited the Finsbury Park mosque site and good sense took over, inspired by the many of carry out small deeds of charity and love for and to anyone irrespective of race, belief system, politics, creed, gender social grouping and so forth.
I sent a message of support to the mosque.
I urge you to do the same. The Hate-Mongers will not win.
Manchester 22 dead
Refuge Craft in the Mediterranean 1st reports 22 dead
School bus in Syria 30 dead.
Bus with Coptic Christians 25 dead
Oregan 2 heroes dead
Mississippi 8 dead
Manilla- Botched robbery in a Casino 36 dead
Kahbul 90 dead
London 6 dead
And this does not include the injured, the scars of the survivors, the grief of the relatives and friends; the terror ground into the witnesses.
And these are the ones which have recently made the main news, they do not include the ongoing victims of wars in to name but a few- Syria, Kashmir, South Sudan, Yemen, Philippines. Our the constant seeping away of your lives in the pointless urban gang wars ( 7 kids stabbed to death in London, this year, so far)
The shock is numbed by the feeling of helplessness and the natural wish that it would all stop.
Let us at least hang onto our Humanity , our Respect, our Tolerance and our Compassion.
When you hear or read of such a tragedy, if you have a religion offer up a prayer for the victims, if you do not take a brief pause for silent reflection. All join together, mourn then strive in your own ways to ensure the weeds of Hate and Ignorance wither. Your ways may be small, but be persistent, and together you will be part of a mighty force.
Take care one and all