France under terrorist attack again; 80 dead and counting.

A lorry driver intentionally ploughed through a crowd in Nice, France during the Bastille celebration.  Accordingfrance to news reports, the driver deliberately crashed into people and emerged, shooting sporadically. There were reports of guns and grenades inside the lorry.  Also, identity papers of French-Tunisian were said to be found in the lorry.

According to various news reports, the death toll has reached 77 and rising. Many of the victims were children.

The murderer was shot dead by police officers.

This is beyond appalling. I am lost for words to describe these senseless killings.

And to think some despicable religious monsters are celebrating these latest killings on social media, happily counting the number of rising victims and praising Allah on Twitter!

Really, This world is not my home.

The French President, Francois Hollande, in a press conference said-

France as a whole is under the threat of Islamic terrorism. We have to demonstrate absolute vigilance and show determination that is unfailing.

France has been hit by tragedy once again. This monstrosity of using a lorry to deliberately kill people, many people who only came out to celebrate their national day.

France is in tears; it is hurting but it is strong. And She will be stronger. Always stronger than the fanatics who wish to hurt us.

My heart is with France and all those who have lost loved ones and with those eagerly waiting for news of their injured loved ones.396079_10150480627647772_276988682771_8924818_2014902550_n

We’ve really got a long way to go to rid this planet of monsters who live amongst us whose only ambition is to inflict pain and sorrow on innocent people under the guise of their religion and politics.

Yes, Religion is a cancer that we must tackle.

Yes, Islam deserves no respect from me.

Yes, religion is an instrument of oppression, very useful in convincing people to commit atrocities especially with political incentives. After all those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.  As Blaise Pascal said, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

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  1. says

    I’m in a different time zone and waking hours, so the only news I heard were the initial reports, a truck driven into a crowd. My first reaction was “The driver was intoxicated or lost mental or physical control of himself and/or the truck?” That’s happened before. “A racist thinking he’s driving over refugees?” Some truck drivers in Europe tried that. Instead, it’s this.

    Sometimes I get to the point where I doubt that society will ever get better, that it will only get worse.

  2. StevoR says

    Horrific event and yes what Yemisi Ilesanmi wrote.

    @2. Meggamat : Yes, these are acts of war but no, I don’t think that nuclear bombings are the answer. Too many innocent lives lost and too much fallout -- quite literally and in the original sense of radioactive poisons spreading far beyond the initial target area. I’ve been to the Hiroshima Peace Park and Genbakendomu. Nobody, noplace deserves that, tempting as it may feel sometimes.

    Plus there’s the precedent it would set and a whole lot of likely global consequences and implications and it couldn’t really solve the threat of this sort of terrorism even still.

    @1. left0ver1under : “Sometimes I get to the point where I doubt that society will ever get better, that it will only get worse.”

    It’d be easy to look around the world right now and agree with you -- but that’s not true.

    Think back to the prevailing attitudes and conditions and systems that ruled the world back in 1916 when we had empires and World War One. Think back even a few decades ago when gay marriage wasn’t widely accepted -as an understatement and a lot more prejudiced stuff went by virtually without notice. I think know we are getting better as a global set of societies but, at times it does seem worryingly like we’re sliding backwards. There are a lot of trends that are taking us backwards now -- but those trends can -- and with enough hard work by enough good people will -- be stopped, reversed and directions changed.

  3. Meggamat says

    @StevoR -as far as fallout is concerned, whilst that was an issue in the early days of nuclear weaponry, today we have hydrogen bombs and neutron bombs, which produce few, if any, long-term daughter products.

  4. StevoR says

    @ ^ Meggamat : Still pretty devastating for the surrounding ecology and, of course, their impacts are still really unknown and hope we never find out in reality.

    Plus the whole very serious regarding issues of innocent casualties and international implications and repercussions remain.

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