What a nerve-wracking day! It’s hard to believe that something like this would happen in Canada. This is the second terrorist attack on Canada in the last 72 hours and for me, it’s very scary. It makes me angry and at the same time, I feel that I should have known that something like this would happen now that Canada is involved in the war against ISIS.
I live in a town with a large military base; today, the entire base went on lockdown and had guards with guns stationed at the gates, the same gates that I just drove through, without showing ID, a few months ago to visit a member of the base’s environment office. At Subway (which is located near the base), we had very few military officers who came in during our lunch rush which is disappointing because many of them are beloved regulars.
I feel heartbroken that Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo lost their lives because of such pointless acts of violence. The members of ISIS are thugs that bastardize a religion to suit their own purpose and using any religion as an excuse to commit murder, rape, and spread injustice is beyond wrong. No God, in any religion based on compassion, would condone this sort of behaviour.