Tragedy struck in Paris, France on Friday November 13, 2015, 128 people were killed and 300 victims were injured.
The bombings have created an ongoing investigation, whereby the FBI have been constantly looking for leads linked to ISIS that may mimic these attacks in the United States.
But, just a day before in Beirut, the people of Lebanon experienced a similar tragedy. In Beirut there was a double suicide bombing that killed over 40 victims with an injured list that’s still undetermined. With that, these people feel “anguish over the fact that just one of the stricken cities – Paris – received [support]…”
People all over the world have shared their support of Paris by updating there Facebook cover photos with a background of the French flag and spreading updated news through other social media sights, but where is the support for Lebanon?
“When my people died, no country bothered to light up its landmarks in the colors of their flag. When my people died, they did not send the world into mourning. Their death was but an irrelevant fleck …” said Lebanese doctor, Elie Fares.
This has been the biggest bombing to hit their suburbs since 1990 and it is said that two Palestinians and one Syrian are suspected for the bombings.
A witness, Adel Termos, was killed by one of the suicide bombers, but he was able to save over 200 people before being killed . Termos was the father of two and husband to Bassima Termos. He “sprung” into action when an unknown bomber yelled, “Allahu Akbar,” (God is great) and was headed towards the synagogue to carry out the bombing.
NDNU students are continuing to repent and pray for those lost by the Paris suicide bombings. Through the school’s Hallmarks that “We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person” and that “we educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world,” people are reminded to also think of those injured or killed in other places throughout the world due to terrorist acts of violence. Much like Sister Dorothy Stang never forgot about the underprivileged people of the Amazon, the campus and its students must never forget the tragedies that occur daily.
“We are seen as one of the most powerful nations around the world, it is time we start acting like one and find a way to support all those in need from the threats posed by ISIS,” said Sean Jolly, junior commuter at NDNU.
The United States has to deliver not only a plan of attack, but execute on that same plan for anything to be efficient, sufficient, and completed.
“I keep hearing more are more about this ISIS group, I also heard that the U.S. might begin the draft to end this terrorism,” said Gustavo, current San Mateo resident. Beginning the draft can be an immediate solution to not only defeat ISIS across borders, but also prepare the United States for a war that can make its way home.