This is beyond my comprehension. I am utterly heartbroken and despondent. There is no light on the horizon. Everything is wrong here, 2015 and we are mired in religious war, hatred on both sides (and within each side), politics and irrational belief which is making people do and believe mad and dangerous things. This young boy, his siblings and the rest of his family have been destroyed because of it. The Middle East is a sick, depraved region, a microcosm of so much that is diseased in the rest of the world. Hate, racism, an absence of logic and rational, arrogance, corruption, egoism. The evidence is staring at us – look at this scene, listen to this 9 year old boy. No one – no one anywhere – should take comfort in believing that he/she is right, that it’s all ‘them’, that ‘we’ have God on ‘our side’, that ‘we’ are right and ‘they’ are wrong. We are all being killed, we are all miserable, we are all living in a hell hole…and that is what the whole of the Middle East is, it’s a hell hole, it’s a ticking time bomb, the hate is growing, the sores are festering…we can be sure of only three things in life, death, taxes and bloodshed.