One year ago, Pakistan lost more than 150 of her children. Today marks one year of the tragic and horrifying incident that happened in a school in Peshawar.

When we found out about the attack, we all were shocked. I couldn’t sleep for days because I saw the bodies on TV. The floors looked like somebody threw red paint all over. It looked unreal, like we were watching a TV show or a movie. Pakistan has never seen school shootings. This was a massacre. Nobody even thought that sending our kids to school to get an education would be dangerous.

There were little kids who had just started their first days of school, and those who were about to finish theirs. This is by far the ugliest terrorist attack Pakistan has ever seen, and we have been through a lot. But this was just… Horrible. And sickening. Who preys on innocent children? What do they get from murdering kids in cold blood? How barbaric of them. Are we still living in the ancient times, in the caves and forests? Is this really the 21st century? What were the shooters even thinking? This is highly immoral and so wrong in every religion and culture and school of thought. No God, no leader, no ruler would commend this.

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One year has passed since the brutal incident and we still haven’t healed. It will take time, but the loss will always linger, looming over us like a storm cloud, and reminding us every day of what we’ve lost.

As to those people who were comparing the acts of terror that happened in Paris earlier in November and the Pakistan school attack, shame on you. Both incidents resulted in the brutal murder of innocent people. There is no comparison between their loss and ours. They are equally horrifying and very sad. Also. We don’t just need to pray for Paris, or for Pakistan. The world needs our prayers right now because apparently we have forgotten what being human is.

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