The world should unite against acts of terror
Whether in Nairobi, Colombo or Australia, terrorists plan to maim, cause death and pain.On Sunday, at least 290 people were killed in a series of coordinated bomb blasts in two churches and two hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The world has united behind Sri Lanka in condemning the acts and comforting those who lost their loved ones, and in calls to get and punish those who carried out the act. We should resist warped ideology of terrorists; that they seek a better world order. That is a pure lie. Whatever their grievance is, that loses meaning when it has to be righted through loss of life. The best way to resist the sickening ideology of us versus them is to unite against terror. Kenya has been a victim not once or twice, but many times. The latest was in January when terrorist attacked the 14 Riverside Complex in Nairobi and killed more than 20 people. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and all religions must stand together and denounce this barbarism. Muslim clerics and scholars should be at the forefront in denouncing the use of their religion to advance hate and death. Politicians and other leaders should preach unity and peace and ensure causes that drive their people into the hands of these merchants of death are addressed. They ought to address the widespread feeling of economic, social and political exclusionism among the population as to leave no room for any excuses for dastardly acts.
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