Friday, September 11, 2015

Lightning Strike

From the news today,

At least 87 people were killed and more than 180 injured when a crane crashed through the ceiling of the Grand Mosque of Mecca amid high winds and thunderstorms today. 
Dramatic footage shows the moment the crane toppled in heavy rain, with another video capturing the chaos and confusion inside the building as people run for cover after the impact.
Photos posted on social media shows the polished tiled floor of the mosque covered in rubble, bodies and pools of blood, and people fleeing the area bleeding and covered in soot.
The tragic incident in Saudi Arabia occurred shortly before the 6:30pm Friday evening prayer session - one of the busiest times of the week - causing devastation to what is the largest mosque in the world.
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I, for one, do not celebrate at their deaths.  I don't think for instance, that all of them were terrorists, deserving of punishment.  I see them as misdirected beings, just as confused as many others.  They are the creations of G-d as well - his children too.

Their destruction is not to be delighted in, but if this is His greater Will, then, so be it.  One could take this as a sign of G-d's wrath, particularly since it happened on this anniversary of 9/11.  I surely wouldn't blame them.