With the Las Vegas attack still fresh on our minds, the homeland was attacked by a terrorist on the final day of October. In the heart of New York City, a man plowed down the sidewalk in a rented truck and killed 8, injuring many more. The man ran his truck into the side of a short bus and then exited his vehicle yelling “Allahu Akbar”, which is literally translated from Arabic to English as “God is greater”. He was shot by police, but has survived the injury and now has been in police custody. He has claimed ties to ISIS and radical Islamic terror.
This is another example of pure evil in this world… plain and simple. This man was on a mission to bring death to “the enemy”. This was his jihad. No law, no sound bite, no constitutional amendment would have been able to stop him from carrying out the evil plans he had in his heart. He didn’t need a gun in his pocket, he had keys.
Someone can take almost any item that we use for good and turn it into a tool for evil. A gun for shooting, hunting and self-defense can become a tool for mass murder. A truck for hauling and transporting can be used for mass murder. A knife for cutting food or camping can be used for mass murder. Fertilizer used to make the grass grow green can be used for mass murder. The tool isn’t the problem, it’s a heart problem.
You can’t regulate evil. You can’t kill evil. Evil doesn’t exist inside an inanimate object; it exists in the hearts and minds of people willing to destroy everything with it. Evil is the absence of good. We have had evil in this world since the first family when Cain killed Able and it will continue until Christ returns.
~Jason – Three Patriots