“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
No amount of tears can bring back a life lost, but Inshallah, we can learn something about ourselves and our policies and find the strength to stand together and take responsibility for the terror inflicted on innocent people under the Australian banner.
They say that to succeed we must first fail, our current immigration policy is certainly the epitome of failure. From today, there is nothing to be done, other than stand up, look the world in the eye, and say “Never again. Not on our watch.”
Inshallah, from the darkness we can bring some light, for the ashes, something new can grow out of compassion and common human decency.
Hatred for those who have inflicted the problems, will not drive a solution. Just as hatred for those who arrive at our shores will not stop them running for their own.
Only our desire for change can do that.
Only love, only light, can do that.