Photo taken by Orli, Brussels, Belgium, July 2015
The Oxford Dictionary defines terrorism as the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Belgium is the latest victim of terrorism, joining Turkey, Israel, France, the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, the Ivory Coast, Tunisia and many other countries whose citizens and guests have endured terrorist acts upon their soil recently. Sadly, terrorism works. It takes the lives of the innocent and it instills fear in civilians, changing the way they live and how they move about the world. I wish that people of different faiths, cultures, and races could live together in peace and harmony and that we could all be respectful of one another. I know that it is a dream and dreams don’t usually come true, but no peace-loving person can stop dreaming this dream. RIP to the victims of terrorism.