We share your grief today . . . . . . and condemn the NEEDLESS violence and murder of innocent people.
War may not be "worth one life" as Harry Patch said.
However, the aggressive murder of fellow humans going about their lives does and will require even closer continued scrutiny. We will UNITE with those affected, and those not yet so closely affected to prevent such MINDLESS atrocities in the future.
We will nurture our own vigilance, find those with such bad intends and prevent them from causing harm as they see fit. We shall see the utter futility of responding to hate with more hate. We shall recognise that many of the young who are persuaded into such misguided violent actions are often groomed by those with highly disturbed visions of intolerance and an impatience to change the world to what they believe it SHOULD be. We shall care for the vulnerable that others would seek to misuse toward those misguided ends.
Out of such misfortunes, OUR resolve to live in PEACEFUL societies with even fewer such incidences, can only really be strengthened; those grief-causing methods are bound to fail in the end, with sufficient understanding and skill on OUR part. We shall remain calm, focussed and determined to not respond in ways that may be expected of us by fear-inducing methods.
We shall unite to promote greater meaningful peace in ALL the ways that are reasonable.
In this moment, we pause in sympathy with those who have so unexpectedly and so needlessly lost their loved ones.
(Sat 14 Nov 2015)