Another attack in paris, 80 dead, isis not letting up.
I have a friend in the office originally from Tunisia. The perpetuator of yesterday's attack in Nice, (not Paris), is Tunisian. The thing is that there is a large but close-knit Tunisian community in Nice and my friend's family knows the family of the perpetrator.
He was not particularly religious, but had become radicalized. It is a travesty in modern society that so many people are polarized along such easily defined differences between people, (race, religion, gender, etc.). It has allowed extremists to find willing participants in their nefarious ventures since they are able to justify their brutality in the name of "us vs. them".
We see this in the USA with the chasm being created between blacks and whites. Black lives do matter. And, so do police lives. When we focus on what makes us different (which is really rather superficial compared to what we have in common) then we spiral into a culture of hate and retribution.
BTW, that is how the Hatfields vs. the McCoys feud started and then persisted for many decades.
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