Since following the Manchester attack, names of the victims have been released, the name of the suicide bomber and also sincere apologies. A young 22 year old man by the name of Salman Ramadan Abedi, detonated a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert killing himself and 23 other victims that were children and parents. This happened at a concert which would be filled with young children and parents who would think this would be safe place for their children to go on a Monday night. This was unexpected and devastating to those that attended to have such an amazing night at a concert go terribly wrong.
Tomi Lahren commented on the attack on her Facebook page the next day making sure everyone knows where she stands on the matter even though not most of care anyway. She goes on in the beginning stressing that this is an "Islamic terror attack". She stresses the word Islamic because she wants to let everyone know that this is the pure reason things like this are happening in the world. Being a Muslim myself, I don't agree and I don't spit hate or blame what others do based on their religion. This was a crime and I do not condone what he did at all and putting children at danger but also I cannot blame his religion for it. I can't blame his religion for being the sole action of this happening.
She has nothing better to do than to just spit hate and continuously come out of her shell and make videos soon as something terrible happens. She uses this as a platform to just transform a whole religion into the enemy. She could not wait until something like this happened so she can comment on something and yell out her thoughts without even mourning those that had to see something like this or offering her condolences.
This is a tragedy and something that no one should have to go through. We should not be in fear of leaving our kids in places we deem safe and coming back to find out we will never see them again. That is something no parent should have to go through.
What Muslims did that night is they helped those in need. They were the ones who were taking people home in their taxis without charge to make sure they get safely. They were the ones that were helping those that were injured get out of that arena. They should not be put in the same category as the terrorist who caused this massacre.
And for your information Tomi, Islamaphobia is very real and is something that Muslims like me have been dealing with since I came to this country 17 years ago. There are kids afraid to go to school because of being terrorized by their classmates and being afraid to tell those around them that their Muslim because of people like you. There are mothers who tell their daughters to not wear the headdress because they fear someone will snatch it off their head and hit them. There are parents who are afraid of the future for them and their kids in a country that has people like you who continuously bash them and blame them for everything wrong in the world only because they are Muslim.
Yes, I am concerned for those that now have to grieve for their families and kids lost. Yes, I am upset that something like this happened in the first place; but you can't blame an entire religion continuously for it.
Terrorism is not represented by one religion or another. It is just people who have chosen to do wrong to others and have caused panic across the globe. Terrorism is not represented by religion, race or ethnic background but by the persons choice to do harm and that will deem a person as a terrorist.
These fears are real and people deal with them everyday and continuously struggle with it. Those that fear that they will be massacred are the same that fear their lives are at risk because of their religion. We are all living in fear it is about time we all feel safe and stop with the blaming. We must first make each other feel safe before we can tackle this head on together.