Colour me sad

Wednesday 22 May, 2013

While I was safely napping this afternoon a shocking, murderous killing took place in London, where two young men slaughtered a third in cold blood. Needless to say it’s being reported already as an Islamist terrorist attack, and that may be so. Precious little in the way of hard fact has emerged in spite of continuous TV and radio coverage adequately to support such allegations however and, while I don’t doubt there’s some truth in them, I shall not join in the speculation. It’s clear that the attack took place, and it’s highly likely that the two men wounded and captured at the scene are guilty of murder. But that’s all. Hopefully more substantial information will emerge tomorrow. Meantime all that we can do is to carry the victim’s family and those close to him in our thoughts and hope that truth and justice will provide some comfort soon.

Needless to say my day has been coloured sad by all this. I fear that it will end badly.

8 responses to “Colour me sad

  1. Anonymous

    Nicely written. Reassuring to hear a voice of reason amidst the chaos. Cheers from Victoria, B.C. Canada!

  2. What is this world coming to? I just saw the news and it is so hard to believe.

  3. I have just watched the killers ‘rant’ on tv, a lady walking by with her shopping cart, as the victim lay in the street, and she acted as if nothing was wrong. I thought this wek couldn’t get any sadder, but I am wrong.
    My heart goes out to that young soldier’s family.
    ~Jo

  4. It’s abominable. And yes, sad. And not acceptable. There is way too much hate in the world.

  5. I just can’t stand this video from the killer. His bloody hands, bloody knife in one hand and shouting that he had done right. It’s unbearable.

  6. I saw the young man yelling at the TV host once, and I can’t watch it again. Why did those old ladies just walk by him as he ranted, I wonder? What a horror story. I’m so sorry.

  7. We saw that here of course. I can’t imagine what the dead soldier’s family is going to go through.

  8. Terrible… Surely, we are seeing the madness of the “crowded rats’ syndrome.” [Dr. John B. Calhoun was the researcher.]