The news is mundane: low interest rates, economy not growing, no “grand bargain” in sight, IRS scandal going nowhere, other scandals on back burner, lack of public caring on what is happening with the government (since nothing EVER gets traction or resolve), blah, blah blah. I really can’t blame you because I am also dismayed. All anyone wants to think about is the 2014 elections and how to hide (re: not worry about taking care of business issues now but hope that a change in Congress will miraculously make everything right) our current woes and issues. One citizen acted with grave results.
A woman from Michigan has died in the Syrian civil war. She converted to Islam, married (and divorced) an Arab immigrant, shunned the needs of her children and went to fight in opposition of the Assad regime. Why? Her opposition could have been voiced in many ways without ever leaving home and abandoning her children. I guess she felt so strongly about this that she wanted to be “physically” involved. Good for her. I can appreciate a steadfast dedication and devotion to a cause. Funny thing is, she is not of middle eastern heritage–just an Islamic convert. One would think that those immigrants from the middle east would be more apt to go physically fight. Better there than here. I just wish a trend would start where middle easterners in this country would go to their home or neighboring countries and fight for freedom on THAT soil. It took a vagina to show others they have no balls. It took an American of converted faith to show a devotion that others born of faith and region are too cowardly to commit. I would have respect of those of the Islamic faith if they were willing to fight for their faith overseas. Islamic Freedom Fighters unite and go do battle overseas where the action is. Allah will reward you handsomely.