There was once an unwritten rule in war-torn regions of the world that journalists were left alone due to their understood neutrality. Those days are over as evident in this horrific story of the beheading of America journalist James Foley. First and foremost it is an awful story and our hearts go out to his family.
What this incident does is bring up an important and meaningful question. Paraphrasing the term used when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, I ask this question. At what point will the sleeping giant wake up? In this case the sleeping giant consists of a lot more than just the United States of America. All of these European countries attempting to appease their radical Muslim elements, entertainers from all over the globe making excuses for the bad behavior, frightened politicians, and most significantly now the media, need to wake up before it is too late. How much more do they need to see they’ve taken the wrong side? The time will come when the damage these people do will not be localized and will not be limited to small numbers. When that time comes their force will be too powerful to stop.
Maybe these types of actions will be what it takes to wake people up. Or maybe people will just continue to hide under the covers pretending to sleep, hoping the murderer invading their home will leave them alone. It doesn’t work that way. He came to kill. Our one best hope is that the brazen evil will make enough people mad giving them the resolve to take the actions necessary to stop it. It may be a bitter pill to swallow, but it far outweighs the other option.
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