Fuck you Mr. Terrorist!
Thanks to Rebecca for bringing werenotafraid.com to my attention. The site is a response from people around the world to the recent chicken shit bombings in London. Given today’s events in Netanya the site may also be instructive to those who care. werenotafraid.com features photos of people telling the terrorists that they are not afraid. Some are cute, some are clever, but all bring out the point that terrorism really succeeds when we allow ourselves to be terrorized.
Rebecca, who just graduated from McGill University in Montreal (Mazal Tov!) and is set to make Aliyah at the end of the month (Mazal, Mazal Tov!) may have put it best when she said:
So, am I afraid to live in Israel? Indeed, I do have many concerns about security as do the majority of Israelis. But will these concerns stop me from making aliyah, taking my walks to the Kotel, going to school, traveling the country, and hanging out in Jerusalem bars and restaurants? Definitely not.
To all the Londoners who continue to ride the city buses and subways- you make the most powerful statement of all. I am not Afraid. Now it’s time for some shnitzel…
Rock on Rebecca!