This past week has been rough, to say the least. I have felt sadness, anger, horror, disgust, disillusionment, indignation, disappointment. It almost seems like the world is slowly heading a war. A World War 3 perhaps, that is different from the first two which were fought mostly within geographical boundaries. This new war we are seeing is reflective of the world of today, where globalization has meant greater connectivity via telecommunications, the internet & airplane travel; the advantages of this connectivity has also meant that the evil-doers can also use it for their purposes of terrorizing the innocent under the guise of religious teachings.
It looks like Europe is bracing itself for an onslaught, currently with France, Belgium & Germany being affected. But I am pretty sure that other countries will need to be prepared as well. We have already seen terror strike Mali, the Phillipines & of course the Middle East.
I hope I am wrong, but I am not optimistic.