Previously published in Examiner
The conclusion of the school shooter series
Marc Lepine, also 25 years old, was not a student of the polytechnique when he massacred 14 women, but his goal was to target those women. Kimveer Gill shoot at random. His was not gunning for anyone just lashing out at everyone. Blaming them for the condition of his life.
Kimveer Gill, was a murderer. He was a disturbed individual who wanted to send a message to the world by killing innocent people. The message he said to most of the world what not what he wanted, because most of the world looked on his deed, as pointless, gutless, and evil.
However, disturbing as it sounds, he developed a cult following. Many young people have made a martyr out of him, but a martyr for what? Is killing innocent people a good thing to do under any circumstances?
It is for these misguided young people.
There are death metal bands glorifying murderers all the time. There are magazines and books published about what great people these murders from all over the world are. Movies have been made about school shooters. Also, let’s not forget the Internet. Murderer fan clubs pop up all over the world glorifying mass murderers, and serial murderers; treating them like heroes. No thought is given to their innocent victims. No thought is given to the value of human life.
The cause becomes more important than safety of humanity; for people to think this way makes them no better than the terrorists that most of the world despise. The sad truth is that terrorists don’t have to be Muslim such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Mujahideen, Taliban, al-Qa’ida or whatever group of people you want to despise. Terrorists can be our very own children, worshiping such people as the Columbine murderers, Marc Lepine, or Kimveer Gill.
In January of this year, Facebook had to take down a fan club that was started to glorify Kimveer Gill. A young Montreal woman who was attending classes the day that Anastasia De Sousa was murdered and 19 other people were wounded, was flooded with horrific memories. She complained to the Montreal Police who in turn contacted American Police who contacted Facebook.
Why was the fan club allowed to exist in the first place, why is humanity so insensitive to tragic events? There are no easy answers. For more info on the Facebook story click here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2649865/facebook_takes_down_a_murderers_fan.html?cat=5