This is absolutely appalling! To those of you out there that think all Muslims are to blame for the Sydney Hostage Situation, and other happenings, please stop and make an effort to become more informed. There are many ordinary, everyday people who happen to be Muslim, suffering in horrible ways because of a minority that are radicals. Just think – if a few insane people committed heinous crimes against others, then declared that they were doing it on behalf of Christianity, how would you feel? And if other people chose to think that all people from Christian-based cultures must be the same as these few insane ones, imagine how scary that would be. This is what many innocent Muslims feel like right now.
It’s time we stopped having a mob mentality and started seeing that we’re all individuals, not responsible for what others choose to do. Maybe then, there would be a lot more love and understanding in this world, and a lot less hate.
As a footnote, I was really impressed by the Australians that took up the #illridewithyou principle and ran with it. You guys not only felt empathy for your fellow human beings, but you reached out and did something real with it. You stood by others, were protective of them and showed solidarity. You guys rock, and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being willing to stand alongside people that were potentially vulnerable and showing them and other people around you some good old-fashioned human decency. Bless your beautiful hearts. xxx