Sometimes we need to be reminded of why we”re fighting against terrorist groups and that reminder came to Iraq recently in the most unexpected way. After a car bomb exploded in the district of Mansour in western Baghdad killing 20 civilians, a man stepped forward to show that good people are still willing to fight the extremists.
His goal is not to fight with arms, but with the very culture the terrorists are desperate to suppress. If that”s not the greatest revenge possible, I don”t know what is.
Watch as cellist Karim Wasfi performs at the scene of the attack.
After his concert, a local news crew showed up to capture the moment. “It”s my way of expressing my feelings,” he told independent Iraqi media channel Soutana.
“Obviously, I cannot challenge the bombs with my cello. When things are abnormal and so insane, we have an obligation to be dedicated to sustaining life,” said Wasfi to reporters.
The musician”s efforts inspired this amazing act the very next day.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. If more people acted like this, there”d be no way the terrorists could win. And that”s how you win the War on Terror.