“The four suspects at the news conference all confessed to involvement and said they were sorry for what they had done. One of them wept.”
I guess in one regard I should be angry at these men. Angry at them for having such hatred in their hearts that they would brutally murder innocent people. Angry at them for claiming this was done in the name of a religion that does not preach to attack. Angry at them for not realizing their attacks do nothing but bring a greater retaliatory response to themselves.
But, I’m not really. I feel sorry for them. I think in some regards these groups are as bad as the LRA. In certain areas of the world, this is all people know. All though they are not abducted, I feel their minds are. They do not know that some of the propaganda they have been given is not truth, and they are just doing what they are told. Or, like the case of these men, they are drawn in at their most vulnerable time in an almost cult like indoctrination. I do not mean they are blameless, but to me it is clear they do need to be rescued.
I am not angry. I forgive them. I pray their eyes are opened to the world beyond what they know, for by the fact that the show remorse they know there is another way of life. I pray they will be rescued.