Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Face of Hate and the Inspiring Message of Antoine Leiris
When I see how the tragedy in Paris has some of the bigots in this country crawling out of their holes, to spew ignorance and hatred.
Like this ghastly joker.
Half maniac, half beast.
Or I read the comments from those who are so afraid, they would deny desperate refugees safe haven in Canada. And by so doing play into the hands of the ISIS death cult.
I like to think of the message Antoine Leiris, who lost his wife at the Bataclan club, had for her killers:
"You will not have my hatred."
For it couldn't be more heartbreaking, or braver, or more inspiring.
I must admit I don't know if could be as noble as Antoine Leiris, if a terrorist killed the one I love. But I sure admire his strength and his decency.
And what I do know is that he is right. To surrender to fear, or succumb to hatred, is to give the terrorists what they want.
So the bigots in this country should crawl back to the holes they came from, or just shut up and know this:
For as long as human decency prevails, the ISIS beasts, and the haters who resemble them, will never ever win...
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