BASIC GOODNESS SHINES THROUGH
THE recent suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people and wounded a further 60 is appalling in its targeting of innocent young people who ventured out to enjoy a concert.
Nothing can justify the taking of the lives of children as young as eight to advance a spurious “cause’’ that in no way resembles the key tenets of Islam.
It is beyond comprehension to imagine that anyone would manufacture and detonate a bomb with the sole aim of inflicting the maximum amount of harm on any group of people.
By far the most effective way to beat terrorism is to build strong communities where people reach out and support one another. Ironically this is the very thing that the latest terrorist act is achieving, where people are rallying around and assisting all who have been affected by the dreadful atrocity.
Clearly those who are mourning the death of loved ones are being comforted by the love and care of “Manchestrians” who are also reaching out to assist the wounded.
Terrorism is an evil that will always be outweighed by the basic goodness that resides in most of humanity.
Edward Sianski West Moonah