Atrocities must stop

It’s been 10 years since the appalling, horrific London bombings of July the 7th 2005. Services and ceremonies were held in St Pauls Cathedral and at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park, both very emotional occasions for those involved and those watching on television.

Coincidentally, this sad anniversary occurred just a week or so after the massacre of holidaymakers in Tunisia by someone who possessed the same twisted ideology as the 7/7 bombers.

I’ve long suspected that suicide bombers and gunmen who shoot innocent people indiscriminately, knowing that they too will be shot dead, aren’t the sharpest knives in the cutlery drawer.

Anyone with an iota of intelligence would realise nobody’s entitled to pass through the Pearly Gates to be greeted by 21 virgins because they bombed tube trains and ‘buses, killing law-abiding people.

Good people go to Heaven. Bad people go ‘you know where’.

Terrorists, bombers, fanatics, ‘Lone Wolf’ gunmen and their ilk would do well to remember that.

Despite enjoying the many freedoms and advantages of residing in Great Britain, there are many evil people living amongst us who have a deep-rooted hatred of Western people and their lifestyle and want to do us all harm.

Like many, I find their attitude hard to get to grips with, but we’re told they want us all eliminated because we don’t believe in the same God that they do.

As a child, I was taught at Sunday school that ‘God Is Love’ – which is why I don’t think He would approve of people committing murder as part of their religious beliefs.

For me, these hideous, brutal crimes we now witness on a regular basis are carried out by bad people who hide behind religion.

Anyone who inflicts pain, suffering or takes away life, has an evil condition and has nothing to do with following the ‘Good Book’ – whichever one they relate to. Nobody is born evil.

Although I wouldn’t consider myself to be someone who has a very strong religious belief system, I do have a passion for helping people and supporting those in need.

And unlike terrorists and potential terrorists out there who may be planning more atrocities, I’m in possession of a simple moral code that I share with the majority of good people in this troubled world.

I’m able to tell right from wrong.

If we pull together, keep doing good and refuse to be cowed by terrorism, in the end we will win.