Terrorist attacks in Europe have been on the rise since most of Europe has allowed their borders to go virtually unchecked. The consequences for such careless behavior is becoming increasingly obvious, particularly after the attack on four college girls who were studying abroad.
The attack on Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug, and Kelsey Kosten took place Sunday around 11 AM at St. Charles Station in Marseille, France. According to The Daily Mail, a woman who had “deep psychological problems” sprayed the four American students with acid and severely burned at least two of their faces. The mainstream media has avoided showing these girls’ faces in an attempt to be “politically correct,” towards radical Islamic terrorism. That is not going to fly here.
The woman, who was 41-years-old, purchased a cleaning substance from a do-it-yourself maintenance store. The product contained hydrochloric acid, which was the acid used in the attack.
A person close to the case clarified that the attacker “displayed clear signs of suffering from deep psychological problems.” Of course one would have to be mentally disturbed to harm four young women who have their whole lives ahead of them.
Upon arriving at the hospital, the four Boston College students were treated for their injuries. Two received burns to the face, which resulted in one having impaired vision. The other two women had their legs burned by the hydrochloric acid substance.
The families of all four girls are being kept in the loop as more details behind this case unfold. Officials from the US in Paris and the entire country of France are being presented information as more details emerge.
One of the girls, Siverling, took to Facebook on Sunday to let her friends and family know that they are alive and well — or as well as they can be. She went on the explain that everyone working with them to resolve this case has been “wonderful,” and “we are so thankful for that.”
She closed out her post with a quote from Psalm 91:2 “This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety: he is my God, and I trust him.”
Nick Gozik, the Director of Boston College’s Office of International Programs, released a statement about the event. Gozik said that “it appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances.”
Attacks with cleaning products containing acid are on the rise, mainly because no ID is required for the purchase, and they can be paid for with cash, so there is no tracking the original buyer. There have been a total of 450 such attacks in the London area alone in 2016, and the mainstream media has not made a peep about these stories.
Acid attacks at the hands of Islamofascists are becoming more frequent, especially in Europe. Should terror laws apply to those who perpetrate acids attacks?
Christians and all around good and moral people have an obligation to reject and combat evil whenever possible. That includes talking about issues like this so that people are made aware of what is really going on around the world with these terrorists, whether homegrown or international.
We wish these four girls the very best and will make sure we say a prayer for them tonight. As a father, son, brother, and human being, one can’t help but feel the pain when hearing about horrific stories such as this one.