While we in the United States worry about gender-neutral bathrooms and how much Donald Trump paid in taxes a decade ago, we become blind to the true horror being played out in other nations.This morning, lawyers and judges were making their way to work in a court complex in Damascus when a suicide bomber detonated himself, killing at least 25 people.
Per the BBC, The bomber detonated an explosive vest after police tried to stop him entering the Palace of Justice, which is close to the famous Souk al-Hamidieyh market.
Two hours later, a second bomb blast was reported in Rabweh, to the west.
The bombings come on the sixth anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.No one has yet claimed responsibility for this blast, but an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group called Tahrir al-Sham claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings on Saturday in the Old City of Damascus which killed at least 40 people, including many Iraqi Shia Muslim pilgrims who had come to visit an ancient cemetery. The group also claimed responsibility for an attack on February 25th when suicide bombers stormed security force offices and killed 40 people.
Thank God we live in America.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]