One victory should not silence the tragedy in the rest of the world.
I’ve seen a lot of posts on here celebrating the United States Supreme Court’s decision to make gay marriage legal all throughout the country. Despite the importance of this ruling, the utter lack of empathy and awareness for the three horrific terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait—that not only happened on three different continents but on the same day as well—is disappointing.
I’ve seen so many posts saying that Friday was a “good day for humanity,” and not only is this opinion extremely ignorant and selfish, but it also completely invalidates the many innocent lives taken as a result of these cold-blooded terrorist attacks. Now, don’t get me wrong; celebrating and rejoicing an important victory in your country is by no means ignorant or selfish, but completely tuning out the barbarism and bloodshed that’s happening across the rest of the world is just plain wrong. Let me repeat: it was NOT a good day humanity, at all. A good day for America, yes, but not for the 80+ people killed as a result of ruthless terrorist attacks.
Here’s a brief summary of these horrific acts of terrorism, for those of you who don’t know. Hopefully they will change your mind on the ignorant opinion that it’s a great, progressive time for humanity.
Kuwait: ISIS claimed responsibility for a blast that killed 25 people at a Shia mosque. The Shia are a branch of Muslims whom ISIS has repeatedly targeted, dehumanized and ridiculed over the past several months. These 25 people were doing nothing except peacefully observing their religion. The bomb ripped through the Al-Sadiq mosque during Friday prayers—a time when, more than other, mosques are packed with worshipers.
Tunisia: At least 38 people were killed and 39 injured in Sousse, Tunisia when a gunman opened fire at a beachfront hotel. ISIS has also claimed responsibility for this attack as well. These innocent people were tourists that had done nothing wrong. One woman was shot four times when she was caught in the chaos of the crowd; several others had to play dead. The fact that ISIS is now targeting tourists should not only be alarming, but it shows just how far these dickheads are willing to go.
France: This one was particularly gruesome, so I’ll spare the gory details, but basically, there was a blast in a US-owned factory in southeastern France. The large explosion was followed by the discovery of a severed head hanging from a fence.
Please keep the victims and the victims’ families in mind, and be respectful towards the fact that although it may be a momentous, promising time for your country, the rest of the world is suffering, and we should not tune them out.