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I’ll never understand why there are people in this world who seem to live only to hurt others. Wait a minute, yes, I do.  There is evil in this world, therefore there are evil people.

Some misguided persons can suggest that these people have been hurt themselves which is why they hurt others. Sorry.  That doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world have probably been hurt in some form or another but they don’t go around planting bombs meant not to kill but to horribly maim and disfigure people for the rest of their lives. There is no reason we need to waste a tear on these perpetrators of evil. We needn’t  “understand” their motives.

We don’t need to delves into their religious beliefs.  They use their religion to justify their behavior. It doesn’t. Only fringe elements of established religions condone violence.

They need to be treated as what they are-evil people bent on destroying others. They are terrorists.  But we must be careful not to assign ethnicity to these people until we learn who they are.  They might well be American citizens or simply some nut-job. It’s too easy at a time like this to jump to conclusions and condemn a whole nation or ethnic group of people.

Evil is not unique to any one group, one religion, or one country. Our own history should tell us that.  So before we look around this week and harshly judge those of different skin color, ethnicity or religion, lets just remember that evil, like goodness, know no boundaries.