November 20, 2015

#PrayForTheWorld #PrayForHumanity

On the first pics you can see bloodiest attacks in 2015 linked to "Islamic State", include the plane crashed on 31st of October in Sharm el-Sheikeh, Egypt... There were 224 people on board including 17 children, 200 adults passenger and seven crew, most of the people were from my city, St-Petersburg, Russia.
Two girls, in the their early twenties, which I've known in person, they worked at my sisters restaurant last summer... Big tragedy...
Also it was very strange to see so many smiling and happy faces colored like French flag in Facebook, who actually have never been to Paris or France... maybe they don't know about acts of terrors in other countries... But first of all, I think it is not appropriate to smile or laugh in the same time when you sorrow... And second I think it is very wild and sick when people select who they pray for... like one dead kid better then other dead kid... it is really sad and I guess it's called racism...
When we find within us compassion for the children of the countries of our attackers. When we understand that dead person has no nationality. That is when we will begin to heal...

I saw it in Instagram and I think it is well said: " I woke this morning deeply disturbed by the news from ‪#‎Paris‬, but more amazed by the attention it received on social media. I understand Paris is a beloved and familiar space for a lot of people, but it troubled me that ‪#‎Beirut‬, a city my father grew up in, had received so little attention after the horrific bombings two days earlier. It also troubled me that ‪#‎Baghdad‬, a place I have absolutely no connection with, received even less attention after the senseless bombing that took place there last week. Worst of all, I found the understanding of the refugee crisis skewed and simplistic. If you've been following the journeys of the people leaving their homes around the world right now, perhaps you'll understand why the words ‪#‎SyrianRefugeeCrisis‬ are just as devastating as ‪#‎PrayForParis‬. It's time to pray for humanity. It is time to make all places beloved. It's time to pray for the world." 
#PrayForTheWorld #PrayForHumanity
Daria Friday