London Attack

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On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, there was an attack on London, England, which police believe to be a terror attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, although the attacker is believed to have acted alone. Before he was shot dead by police, the attacker killed three people, including a police officer, a teacher, and an American tourist. Forty others were injured.

The first part of the attack took place when the attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. He then proceeded to exit the vehicle armed with knives. The attacker then proceeded to stab the police officer who later died of his injuries. Panic and confusion could be heard from bystanders throughout the streets after the attacker was taken down. One bystander’s account claimed it “sound[ed] like gunfire”.  After that, Parliament was immediately placed on lock down.  When Parliament reopened, Prime Minister Theresa May stated in this empowering speech: “Yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. But today we meet as normal — as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do — to deliver a simple message: we are not afraid. And our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. And we meet here, in the oldest of all Parliaments, because we know that democracy — and the values it entails — will always prevail.”

This is a very difficult time for London, and we should not forget one of our closest allies as they are in a time of need.   Let us remember those innocent people that died, and pray for those who were hospitalized because of this horrific event.  It is also important to note that while we do have members of our Merion Crew Team in England currently, they are safe and healthy.  Let us all pray for an end to these terrorist attacks and hope for eventual world peace.

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