Readers will no doubt have heard this on the news already, but I am moved to mark this event here. British MP, Jo Cox, was brutally murdered last Thursday, in what seems to have been a terrorist attack by a right-wing extremist. Jo Cox was elected very recently. She did a lot of work to try and improve things for refugees. Such work was apparently the motive for her assassination.
There is so much more that I could write, but I will leave you with just this – the statement made by her husband, Brendan Cox:
Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.
She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.
There are a great number of articles about this online right now if you want to know more. Here is one from Aljazeera.