Nice, France Terror – repost from 2016

Nice, France was the scene of terror on July 14th, as a shotgun fired from a large cargo truck began an evening of dismay. The perpetrator proceeded to drive for over a mile through crowds, where people were situated to view fireworks as they celebrated Bastille Day. Bastille Day is similiar to the United States of America’s Fourth of July, which celebrates its independence.

At the point of this article, a total of 84 individuals lost their lives during this attack. Dozens of individuals were injured during this brutal escapade. Unfortunately, France has had its share of terror attacks on their soil during the past year. France was due to remove its State of Emergency following the November 13th, 2015 attack where 137 were killed and 368 were injured by Ak-47 assault riffles, hand grenades and other explosives, including suicide vests. This 2015 attack and another on June 13th, 2016 was brought about by the Islamic State of Iraque and the Levant. France will now be extending its State of Emergency by three months.

Societies must strive to move toward action and away from political correctness. There must be a continued strength to state truth and name our enemy. These militants do not fight in uniforms, but does utilize methods, which are centrally located within our hemisphere: the internet, etc. Global leaders must find a way to stop recruitment through the internet and disable their ability to connect with one another. Answers may not be had during this disturbing day, but leaders must hold a conversation, which drives nations to action.

This day of terror, is unfortunately becoming all too common. As individuals and as a globally aware society, we must focus our thoughts and prayers for all who are directly connected by this horrific event. Let us turn to pray for peace and for leadership to have the wisdom to work tirelessly to see an end to these perpetual acts of terror.

Dr. Justin Hardcastle

Dr. Justin Hardcastle (1982) was born in Sacramento, California, grew up in multiple cities and states, and returned to The Greater Sacramento Area in 1996. For 20 years, he established influence as a leader and continues to build influence today. He teaches as a professor, special education teacher, and continues to provide leadership in multiple realms. He has won several awards. Justin is an American author, recording artist, and founder of The Leadership Bulletin, Hardcastle Solutions, and Northview Church, Inc. His life-long mission is to empower, encourage, and equip others to reach their fullest potential.

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