The bombings in BrusselsPosted: March 23, 2016
Soon after I awoke yesterday morning, the news of the explosions at Zaventem Airport was just breaking. By the time I was sitting down to eat my breakfast, the attack on the Brussels Metro train had taken place.
Yet again a few fanatics have killed innocent people in pursuit of their perverted goal. Already Islamic State has claimed responsibility, and no doubt the killers will be lauded as ‘martyrs’ by them … but my understanding is that a martyr is ‘a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs‘. (Definition from the Oxford English Dictionary) The martyrs yesterday were those who were killed because of someone else’s religious beliefs, not those who killed them.
Needless to say, my thoughts and sympathy go out to all those who were affected by yesterday’s events.