Another attack and more deaths. Fifty souls have been lost today and many more have been hospitalized or wounded. I just heard on the radio that ISIS has taken responsibility for this attack on the gay nightclub and the shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call before the attack. Ever since Ramadan began this year, the number of attacks around the world has increased drastically. To everyone who lost a loved one today, I am sorry.
This is not the first attack on this country by ISIS. This is not the first time an enemy has brought a war-zone scene to our homes. It is not the first time ISIS has attacked, but will it be the last? I call upon you, dear reader, to take a stand for what you know and believe is right! I call upon you to stand for the rights of our fellow human beings. Stand for the rights of humanity! Stand for the rights of the LGBT community!
When will this end? The shooting today has been the deadliest the US has ever seen on its soil. Many are calling it a massacre. How many more must die? How long will it be until we will be able to hear the screams of the people who run in terror? Why aren’t we acting against it, civilian against civilian? How long will it be until there will be peace? How many times must the cannonball fly before it is forever banned? The answer is blowing in the wind apparently, but where is the wind coming from and why is it taking so long for the wind to carry the answer to us? Is there even an answer?!
I am outraged. I am in pain. I am hurt. I grieve along side everyone who has lost a loved one today even through I don’t know anyone who has died. I want to act and show the world that this won’t happen again, but I don’t know what to do. So, I’m asking for your help. What should we do, as an international community, to show that we support those that died? What will we do the show that this will not happen again? What should we do around the world to show that ISIS does not dictate out lives and we have no fear?
A symbol is in order. We need a symbol to call everyone together to show the rest of the world that you, dear reader, are against the terrors of ISIS and you are not afraid to tell them that you will stand for everything you believe. What should this symbol be?
Please place all of your answers, ideas, more questions, or additional input in the comments bellow.