To All My Friends In The UK …

Once again, just twelve days after the last time, my heart is breaking for my UK friends.  At least two incidents occurred last evening in London that took a number of lives.  Few details are as yet known as of this writing (1:00 a.m. EDT) and as I do not wish to make false assumptions, I will write only what is known fact.

What I can gather is that a white van reportedly hit a number of pedestrians on the London Bridge at around 10:00 p.m. BST (British summer time), or around 5:00 p.m. EDT (Eastern daylight time). It is estimated that the van was going about 50 mph as it left the roadway and plowed into a group of people. At least 48 people have been taken to local hospitals, and police have confirmed at least six fatalities.

A second incident occurred at nearby Borough Market where there were reports of multiple stabbings and shots fired.  The area is under lockdown, as are three area hospitals, and the London Bridge will remain closed overnight.  Police are calling these incidents terrorism and three suspects have been killed by police. These are all the verifiable facts I have at the moment.

To my friends in the UK – David, Bushka, Roger, Jack, Mary, Colette and others … my heart and thoughts are with you tonight.  My tears are real and my heart is breaking for this tragedy coming so close on the heels of Manchester last month.  Love and many hugs to you all.  ❤  ❤  ❤

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20 thoughts on “To All My Friends In The UK …

    • I know … I am so sad for our friends in the UK and you are quite right … Trump has no idea how to express empathy or genuine compassion. I read tonight that they told him he could help most by shutting up!

      How’s the beach … and WHY are you reading blogs and news? You are supposed to be relaxing and forgetting about all this!

      Hugs!!!

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  1. Bless you Jill for your kind thoughts and words.
    Again what has been uplifting is seeing folk trying to help each other and the messages of defiance; that we will keep on with our way of life.
    And we will not listen to the knuckle draggers who want to spread at least suspicion, at worse hate.

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  2. Jill, I mourn the loss of life, but when it occurs for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is even more tragic. The kids at the concert broke my heart. Last night’s act, is more sadness. Killing innocent people does not endear the killer with some higher being. Any bastardization of a religion that believes it would is a version of a religion not worth having. It just means you are a murderer, no more, no less. Keith

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    • I know, for I have many Muslim friends, that Islam does not support this behaviour. Islam is a religion of peace and love. Those who perpetrate these evil acts use it as an excuse to justify, but they are wrong, and they know they are wrong. The unfortunate thing is that too many people believe the religion is the criminal when it is not. Thus we end up with the persecution of all Muslims that we see today in the western world.

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  3. Sadly, I am going back home (to the UK) to a country that has seen much violence in it’s time. But everywhere in the world is experiencing similar attacks. We must just carry on and not let them win. So sorry for the victims of these attacks and condolences to their families 😢💕

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