Terror is about spreading fear and panic among innocent people. Yesterday we saw that happening in the Boston Marathon.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that has terrorist attack written all over it.
Here is a video of one of the blasts:
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Sadly, Israel has too much experience dealing with terrorists attacks like this one. One of the doctors in Boston, Alastair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, said: “About two years ago in actual fact we asked the Israelis to come across and they helped us set up our disaster team so that we could respond in this kind of manner”.
While little concrete information is available about who was responsible for the attack, the New York Post is reporting that authorities have ID a person of Saudi national as suspect and he is under guard at the hospital.
How does a beautiful event which is all about healthy living and human achievement turn around so quickly? Terror is about inflicting as much pain as possible which is why these bombs are build with many nails and sharpenels that spread around like rain of fire when exploded. The scenes from Boston are horrifying and our prayers goes to the victims families and those injured fighting for their lives.
We need to unite and say no to Terror. We need to keep on running our lives as usual and not let terror decide for us. Together we stronger.
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