When I saw the picture last night of a little child lying in the road, covered by a shroud with a baby doll beside it, it nearly broke my heart. Hearing the news this morning that nine other children joined this innocent soul in Heaven filled me with an anger that is hard to contain.
Reading that the killer was shouting “Allahu Ackbar!” and social media accounts linked to ISIS were celebrating and encouraging ISIS supporters to use the hashtag #NICE tells us all we need to know about the “why.”
The more important question is, “what next?”
Are we ready to do something about radical Islamic terrorists yet?
Are we finally ready to crush ISIS once and for all?
Or are we still too concerned about hurting somebody’s feelings by calling this what it is?
Are we still going to try to shift the blame to some social injustice perpetrated by America or the West?
Are we going to take action, or just satisfy ourselves with using the Hashtag #PrayForNice and change our Facebook profile photos to add a French Flag in the background…again?
These are just the ones in the last nine months. How many more people have to die before we stand up and do something? How many more children have to die before we stand up and fight?
We all know what we need to do, but nobody seems to want to do it. As Charles Krauthammer said last night,
In the end, this is what was said ten, fifteen years ago, after 9/11: We have a choice. We have to fight them there, or we will have to fight them here.
As I have written before, if they want to die a glorious death trying to kill infidels, let’s go over there and give them what they want. Let these terrorists face American soldiers instead of allowing them to kill more innocent children.