USA, did you know 2 British men beheaded a British soldier.. A French lady was one of the suicide bombers in Paris, a Belgian affiliate helped orchestrate it. It’s not the refugees you need to be worried about…
Last night Brussels, Belgium was shut down completely. Two days ago, a Radisson hotel was attacked, leaving 27 dead after 170 hostages were held captive. One of the suicide bombers was a woman raised in France. A Belgian citizen was arrested for having connection to the terrorists base. In May 2011 British men, hit, with a car, an off duty British solider, and proceeded to behead him with a meat cleaver and knife in a street on the outskirts of London. This list could go on and on… The more I see in today’s news, here in the UK, the more research I find myself doing. The questions I have, the more I want to know, to get to the root of why? Why are these horrendous attacks happening?
I’ve now been in Europe for ten days. On one hand, it has been an amazing trip so far, and I am enjoying seeing new sights, and sharing them thru photography and stories with those following me on Facebook. On the other hand, I have been opened up to the reality of world events going on outside of the United States, and honestly, I am in shock. I consider myself to be pretty knowledgable about life, but this trip is proving to provide insight about just how ignorant I am.
The article about the death of Lee Rigby in Woolwich England hit home because it’s the barracks that we lived in when I was 4 years old. My dad was with the British Army and my mum was with the Royal Air Force, and we lived there as a result. As I googled “Lee Rigby” I saw pictures of him in uniform that were familiar. I’d seen them on my newsfeed. I’m not sure if it was American friends or British friends.. But it was one of those stories that I had meant to go back and read, but didn’t find the time. In a nutshell he was ran over by a car, and then they attempted to behead him with a knife and meat cleaver. They waited with the body for authorities to arrive, and as they waited, a civilian recorded the answer to “why?”