I'm kind of at a loss for words here. Little girls going to a concert, going to what should have been a fun night, and then a grown man kills them just because he can. It hasn't been confirmed yet if he was actually tied to ISIS, but given just how much ISIS hates little girls and children in general, given that ISIS is known for literally taking snipe shots at little girls in Syria going to school because they believe women shouldn't be allowed to go to school, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. To hate someone so innocent, little children, is incomprehensible to me. That a fully armed adult feels like he's justified in shooting and killing unarmed children, I can't understand it at all. When you do something so evil, you aren't even a human being anymore, you're just a monster. The members of ISIS are just that, monsters.
They've plowed through the Middle East without any regard for anyone but themselves, they've wrecked the Middle East, and now they're trying to wreck the rest of us. I don't understand them at all. Is it possible to be so brainwashed that you actually think acting like this, killing so many innocent people, bombing civilians and bombing houses, could ever result in a stable Islamic state? Are they actually that stupid and naïve? Do they genuinely think that a state built on so much terror and cruelty would actually last, and wouldn't just fall apart immediately? They may have the smarts to build homemade bombs, but the members of ISIS don't seem to actually understand anything about how the world works, they don't seem capable of logical thought. The only thing they're capable of is hatred and evil.
People in my country often wonder why there's such a massive amount of refugees now compared to how things were previously, and this is why. People of the Middle East are terrified, and with good reason, because ISIS isn't even capable of mercy or kindness. They've been known to behead 3 year olds, massacre innocents just because they can, there is no line ISIS won't cross. People tend to throw around Hitler comparisons a lot, but at this time I think it's really apt. ISIS are like the nazis, and like Hitler, they believe they have a right to rule the world, and there is no evil they're unwilling to stoop to. Like Hitler, if ISIS gets their way, the world will be a terrible place to be, and like Hitler, ISIS must be removed from this world, otherwise nothing will ever improve in the Middle East. The Middle East right now is like a wound, and ISIS is a terrible infection that prevents that wound from healing. The Middle East won't be okay until ISIS is gone for good, and even when they're gone, the healing process will be long and difficult.
At the same time, much like the nazis, we can't deny the west's role in this group's existence, and in this case especially the USA under the Bush administration. I really hope the US learns from the mistakes Bush made and won't be so brash and thoughtless in the future, because the invasion of Iraq has cost the world dearly.
I can't even imagine how utterly terrifying it must be to live in the Middle East right now. To go on with your day, not knowing if your family will still be alive by the end of the day, not knowing if you'll be able to make it back from the store in one piece, going to bed not knowing if you'll ever wake up. My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the tragedy in Manchester, and all other tragedies that have happened because of terror groups, both in the west, Middle East, Africa, and everywhere else. I hope you all stay safe.