On a day which should have been celebratory, known as Bastille Day, quickly turned sorrowful when Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into crowds celebrating the holiday. 84 people were killed, and over three hundred were injured. Mohamed was later shot and killed.
Ten of the dead were children and Muslims were 1/3 of the dead.
ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack two days after the attack. ISIL also had claimed responsibility for the November 2015 Paris attacks, Brussels bombings, and bombings in Beirut.
The world has been having a really rough summer so far, and it’s only halfway over. Christina Grimmie’s death, Orlando shooting, Dallas shooting, and now the Nice attack. What’s coming next?
Yet the worst part of it is that most people will have this shooting fade into the folds of memories, but the families of the victims will never be able to forget their loss.
I offer my condolences to everyone who had lost someone in a shooting/murder. Not just anything that happened this summer. Because it’s hard to let go of the people you love and let their memory blur at the edge.
I recently saw a picture of how people remember a shooting with a cycle. Shooting happens->#prayfor____->People forget and it goes back to the beginning.
Because that’s the truth. People will eventually forget and then there will be another shooting that they focus on before returning back to their normal lives.