Although some locations renamed the Christmas Markets to Winter Markets, it is a part of our Christmas celebrations and a form of expression for the western culture. This is exactly the reason certain terrorists might target these events of happiness, a gathering of fun and laughter. In fact, any crowded places that expresses joy, freedom of religion, speech and beliefs are becoming a target.
Whatever may be the cause, it is a plague we cannot ignore as people’s lives and safety is at stake. We have to address the threats seriously. It is time to treat terrorism as the national threat that it is, and track, analyze and punish this violence at the federal level. Winning the fight against terrorism is not about parties or political views or religion; it is about ending violence for the sake of the safety of the people.