Terror at the Door: Welcome to the New Normal

Police officers secure the area near La Belle Equipe cafe on rue de Charonne in the 11th arrondissement, as attackers targeted multiple sites in and around the French capital. © AFP / PIERRE CONSTANT

The Caliphate | Sunni Wahabism | Radicalisation | Western Ignorance & Interventionism | Global Hegemony | Soviet-Afghan War | Boko Haram | Al-Shabab | Al-Qaeda | ISIS | Kenya | Lebanon | Libya | Egypt | Syria | Iraq | Nigeria | Somalia | Big Brother Society….

Welcome to the ‘new normal’, and remember no one is exactly safe be they on the streets of Al-Raqqa, Mosul, Baghdad, Tripoli, Washington, London, Paris, Mogadishu, Accra, Lagos or Nairobi. Unfortunately, these mass-casualty attacks that have the intention to kill and maim as a political propaganda tool aren’t going to end anytime soon – not until the roots and vehicle that fuels radicalisation and fundamentalism are addressed by ALL stakeholders. I am deeply saddened by the bombings in Paris and Beirut, not forgetting the daily occurrences in Northern Nigeria, the Maghreb, Somalia and the wider Middle-East. May the dead rest in peace and may their families be comforted. The world has become a very dangerous place to live in! The dreary thought of not knowing what might happen to me tomorrow is one that also keeps me grounded in my faith to make this world better than I came to meet it.

About the Author

Theo Acheampong
Theo is an economist and social media enthusiast who provides regular commentary on socioeconomic and political developments in Ghana and Africa at large. Theo is passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship and the role of innovative technologies in solving Africa's developmental challenges.

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