Friday, 3 February 2017

Horrific events spur good deeds

I had a lovely walk in the wetland, again. I live a life of privilege. I know this. There must be something I can do about the horrific events in the news. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we must read about their stories.
For those to whom much is given much is required.
Overt racist acts have been on the rise, according to many. Racists have been emboldened by blatant expressions on the part of politicians, and white supremacist groups.

A First Nations woman was seriously hurt in Thunder Bay, but this act is the tip of the iceberg. 
First Nations woman hospitalized after trailer hitch thrown at her from moving car

It was an horrific act. I have thought long and hard about it.  Some put their heads in the sand and deny the problem exists, or refuse to read the stories, yet many face racism on a daily basis. A donation is the least I could do. 

You can donate here: Canada
There is good that came out of it. The mosque invited the press to visit and view the damage. People have come together for the funeral. People of all backgrounds. Many traveled from near and far to attend the funeral. 

Azzedine Najd, right, and his wife Fadwa Achmaoui look at a memorial near the site of a fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on Tuesday. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

Quebec media, politicians express regret over Islam rhetoric in wake of mosque attack

Simple truth is Canada's mass shooters are usually white and Canadian-born. - CBC News

After a swastika is left on her door, woman responds with message of her own @racostaJourno @ShaunKing @jk_rowling
— Gary Ridley (@GaryRidley) February 2, 2017

Trust the Danes to get it right!

Published on 27 Jan 2017
We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share. The English version.

Syrian refugees have committed zero attacks in the United States.

Study Says White Extremists Have Killed More Americans in the ... - Time


William Kendall said...

The Quebec City killings have had me feeling upset all week. I woke up to the news.

A whole lot of the usual online suspects got awfully quiet after it came out that the suspect is an angry white guy.

Red said...

Statistics don't support terrorist actions of muslims. We have too many alternative facts!

DUTA said...

Your PM seems a bit too young and credulous for his job, so criminal deeds might be on the rise to check his alertness and actions.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice post, but that video was awesome. Got me a bit emotional.

Cat Lover said...

It has been a terrible week. Your chart is very interesting and tells it like it is!
Very moving video. Thanks for sharing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so so sorry about the hate and that it has spread to North of our border. I'm so depressed and frightened about our so-called leader and just have to hope that somehow we all make it out of this horror.