Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In Case You Didn't Hear


The bombing in Manchester was a terrible thing. I don't know why anyone would decide to target a concert very likely to be attended mostly by young girls. My heart goes out to their families.

But because this attack will dominate the news cycle, I want to dedicate my blog space to three other terrible incidents that happened on the same day around the world.

Philippines soldiers battle Isis-linked gunmen on Marawi city streets

I don't know why Isis is targeting the Philippines but that is pretty terrifying for a lot of people and I hope everyone in Marawi stays as safe as possible.

Five dead in IS attacks on Syrian minority neighbourhoods

As though Syria hasn't been through enough. It's so terrible that so many people were unable to escape the warfare that the U.S. is largely responsible for and still have to deal with things like this.

Bangkok Hospital Bombing Wounds 24 on Anniversary of Thai Coup

It doesn't look like there were any fatalities, thankfully, but it's still awful that someone would bomb a hospital. Authorities say that the bomb was designed to kill, and though the hospital was a military hospital, there were plenty of civilians there for various things such as simply picking up medication.

All of these attacks are terrible. The bombing in Manchester isn't more worthy of attention, but that's the one you'll be hearing about because it was in a white Western European country.

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