I want to apologize for not addressing this sooner. To be honest, I needed to make sure I was calm enough to do so. I get mad–very mad–when horrific acts of violence are committed against innocent people. I just can’t think leave it at the usual “peace and love” message, though the nature is the same.
Last year, my cousin was in Brussels during a terrorist attack. Tuesday, I came across similar news in London. It seems like every time I check the news, there’s been another incident.
I want to be very specific: to the victims of today’s terrorist attack in London, along with their friends and families, my heart and prayers are with you. If there is anyone in the area who is able to help them (or rather, anyone able), please be gracious and do so. We need to be active in helping them heal.
I would also ask that this act of terrorism not be trivialized. It was a disgusting, vile act that should treated as such. Human lives were lost at the expense of someone with abhorrent intentions–intentions he was unfortunately able to enact.
But again, one thing matters above all else: that the victims take priority. We need to be there for them as much as possible. I’d also like to give a shout-out and send thoughts and prayers to medical staff, police, and others who are hard at work to help those affected.
London, we love you, and we’re here.