In “Gunman Attack Popular Religious Tourism Site in Sanai” by Jane Arraf, she explains the attack that took place on April 17 in Egypt. The gunman were said to be hiding in a nearby mountain waiting to open fire on people crossing a checkpoint. Although no tourists were involved, one security officer and four others were injured. The ancient monastery where this took place is said to be where Moses was given a sign from God, making it one of Egypt’s most important tourist sites. Attacks in this part of Egypt are very rare, but ISIS claimed this as one of theirs.
No matter where people go in today’s world, the safety of oneself can never be determined with the amount of terrorist actions taking place. It is horrible to think that a place where one may feel comfortable and have a religious state of mind be scared for their life. People go all the time to visit their churches and sacred areas where they can have the freedom of having their one-on-one time with God. To be scared to enter their “safe zone” should not happen. This incident reminds me of the Palm Sunday bombings at churches in Egypt that killed dozens of people. All the men, women, and children that were there celebrating a religious holiday were killed for no good reason. I’m left with one question that is why do innocent live have to be taken?