There are times when we are forced to fight

Duncan – Bill Woollam asks, “Why is it only terrorism when ‘they’ do it? Jan. 16, 2015.

Well perhaps it’s because we don’t hijack aircraft and fly them into skyscrapers.

We don’t use people who have explosives strapped to their bodies and detonate these devices in crowded buses, trains etc.

We don’t force our way into schools with AK 47s and massacre innocent children. Peshawar.

We don’t kidnap hundreds of schoolgirls and force them into marriage. Boko Haram.

We don’t force girls and women into brothels as ISIS is doing in Iraq and Syria.

We don’t throw homosexuals off high buildings as in happening in Iraq and Syria.

We don’t behead people while videotaping the atrocity and publish these atrocities in an attempt to terrorize others.

We don’t stone people to death for having an affair. Reported in the Daily Mail today.

We don’t crucify and then shoot prisoners who have committed minor offences.

We don’t march hundreds of people into the dessert and execute them for not wanting to change their religion. Or because they are prisoners of war.

We don’t execute reporters and cartoonists just because their opinions differ from ours.

We don’t whip people for not praying in the correct position. Etc. etc. etc.

We do however allow freedom of expression and practice religious tolerance.

We are very tolerant towards our fellow man.

Unfortunately, there are times when we are forced to fight.

Tens of thousands of the world’s citizens would be forced to live in intolerable conditions otherwise.

Ian Kimm