Editor Emeritus - Ed Wilkinson

The Violence Is Real

The brutal “beheading” of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in France by radical Islamic terrorists is yet another sign that the worldwide jihad is real and that there are no limits to what these brutal fanatics will do.

At a time when some would look at the world through rose-colored glasses and declare that things are going well, we should take this tragedy as evidence that we need constant vigilance in our day-to-day lives. Steps also must be taken to eradicate the source of this epidemic of violence.