I think it was an episode of Law and Order SVU where the cops showed up to an anti-abortion rally where they got wind a doctor would be killed. When they asked one of the protesters why they would kill a man, he responded by asking the same question back. “We are here to preserve life, not take it away.”
That stayed with me. We are absolutely entitled to our beliefs, but killing people over them makes our point hypocritical, and lost. It says nothing but that one person can prove he has more hate in his heart than he does for the idea he’s supporting.
With that, three beautiful Muslim women were killed, putting two families in heartbreak, simply because one guy didn’t believe in Muslims. I’m so sorry for your loss. There’s no words I can say here that would make it right. I’m sorry that humanity itself has let you down.
If there is any good in this, it’s that some psychopath with a gun who thinks he’s fighting for freedom will now live and die in the confines of an unfree prison. He will never take another free breath again. Hopefully, the officers will continue to give him, over and over, the most slippery slab of soap any prison has ever had.
Wherever we go, wherever we wind up, the words hate and wrong will become meaningless. It doesn’t bring them back, and it doesn’t make their loss any easier to take. The real injustice would be to let it destroy you. Don’t let him win. Don’t let him destroy you. They are okay. And wherever they are, they are unhated.