I feel like it is time to take a different mood on this blog, for this post.
Unless you've been living in the Antarctic you'll know that ISIL is seemingly becoming more influential in terror attacks with their aim to start World War lll. Syria has become known as the war-torn country housing the horrific, evil group of the Islamic State. But, how powerful are they really?
The most recent attacks in Paris have shocked the nation, creating fear all across the world. Innocent victims were killed for simply living their lives by going to a concert or visiting a restaurant. Honestly, the attacks were cowardly. If IS has a problem with other people, they need to use words and state their opinion, specifically NOT killing innocent victims without any warning. What do these acts ultimately achieve?
The memory of opening my phone to read the following text message from my mum will forever be burnt into my mind: “Paris has had terror attacks. Over 100 killed and it’s right near where you stayed.” Which was true... The theatre was on the same street that I stayed on only 2 years ago. I had walked past all the places that had attacks many times and did I fear once that l was unsafe? Of course not! The French are the most beautiful people in the world; they did nothing to deserve the anguish that they received. IS are known to recruit innocent, vulnerable people who are confused and seeking a purpose in their life. This is where the manipulative people that make up IS swoop in, convincing people that their purpose in life is to be an extremist and perform a terror attack in the name of their religion. Innocent people are brainwashed to believe that terror attacks are a good thing; they should occur and World War lll should happen. But in reality, this is so far from the truth that it is unrealistic. I will never understand how anyone could possess the desire to kill innocent victims, for any reason. In saying so, we should not live our lives in fear because of these terrorists.
Ultimately, if we begin to fear them by ceasing to go outside or travelling to places where terror attacks by IS have already occurred, they will believe that they are getting stronger, and as a result their attacks will become more frequent and more sophisticated; however, if we simply go about our lives without fear and live life to the fullest without restrictions, they will become weaker and useless. ISIL is NOT a group that we should let rule our lives because of their malicious ways. We all need to show them how much we do not fear them.