Last night my husband and I were talking about what is happening to the world nowadays. Terrorist attacks are everywhere, bombing and senseless killings are almost always in the news around the world. As a mother, I really worry that my son is in this chaotic world. I worry about everything that could cause him harm.
Then as I arrived in Manila today after our family holiday, my brother told me yet another shocking and heart-wrenching news about an attack in Paris. He told me that four (4) famed cartoonist from Charlie Hebdo were killed because they used the power of the pen (expressing their thoughts through any form of media, in their case, they drew cartoons that depicted Mohammed in various images.), which drew a bad attention from some of our Muslim brothers.
It really breaks my heart that these terrorists use Islam as an excuse to hurt and kill people who they think has caused them harm. I have good friends who are Muslims and have distant relatives who are Muslims as well but they use their faith into good use. Like most Muslims, they don't agree to such terrorist attacks.