Reading Linda Hervieux’s book Forgotten about the black heroes of WWII who not only went unrecognized for their courageous efforts, but were also terribly mistreated, has tempered my righteous indignation toward ISIS.
While condemning terrorists and wondering how they could possibly justify their actions, we, under the influence of flawed belief systems, have also committed atrocious injustices. In this land of the free and home of the brave, we have justified witch hunts, the annihilation of Native Americans, lynchings of African Americans, and wholesale unfair treatment of minorities.
Terrorism is detestable and always will be, yet it should remind each of us of how so very wrong we can be while believing we are so completely right.
I am so very sorry for the victims of my own ignorance.