There are no words strong enough to specify how shocked I am. Last night Glasgow Airport was the victim of a terrorist attack. Thank God it was a failed attempt. And thank God the two suicide bombers did not die; they didn't get away with it lightly. In fact, according to the BBC, the only casualty was one of the suicide bombers who was badly burned.
The two bombers rammed the car into the front of the building of the airport, on the busiest day of the year there – the first day of the school holidays – in attempt of committing mass murder.
It appears the two men were Muslims, and this attack was linked with Al Qaeda. Although news reporters are keen to keep confirming that the men are not Scottish born or bred. Frankly it doesn’t make a difference.
Witnesses say one of the bombers was repeating ‘Allah, Allah, Allah,’ over and over again.
But I feel terribly awful for the large Muslim community here in Scotland. There’s always been good relations there. Let’s hope it stays that way and that people here understand that it’s a minority of Muslims who believe that suicide bombing is the way to go.
It’s only really due to sheer luck that the attempt failed. But already things here are changing.
I’m no fool, I know there will never be ‘world peace’, but I just can’t understand it and I fear for the future. Is this conflict going to end? How many innocent lives will be taken before the end? How many mothers, fathers, sons and daughters will be lost? How many countries will have to endure terrorism?
Sunday, July 01, 2007