New Delhi, July 15, 2016: France suffered another terror attack and this time it came not via bullet but via a truck which gruesomely smashed into every human being that was present. Close to 84 people have died with even babies not being spared by the 31-year-old suspect Franco-Tunisian man named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.
Meanwhile, a page has also cropped up on Facebook named Je HAIS Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel which is sharing details about the attacker and already has 411 people as its followers.
But it was Indians who showed their anger at the attack after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in a rather defeatist note urged his grieving countrymen that they must ‘learn to live with terrorism.’
#TruckHasNoReligion was a novel way of Indians to show their anguish at the way terrorism is being handled across the globe.
Trending #TruckHasNoReligion Indian people showed what they felt about the terror attack and terrorism in general. What many hashtag users also pointed out was that for a terrorist it really didn’t matter what his chosen weapon of destruction could be; he can use a knife, a bullet, or a truck as well, therefore, gun control may be a futile exercise. In fact, some of them felt that gun control will lead people defenseless and more vulnerable to terrorist violence.
Here are some of the outpourings on #TruckHasNoReligion from India:
You can't blame truck alone sir
Poor job creation & Babri Building attack is the real culprit.#TruckHasNoReligionhttps://t.co/hN9fFXxzLF
— Gokul (@arungokulvs) July 15, 2016
#TruckHasNoReligion But liberals in India have a religion of hating Prime minister &defending terrorist &suicide bombers
— dolli (@desh_bhkt) July 15, 2016
Whether u use Plane,Truck or Gun is nt the point,this thinking of killing another human being is the problem#NiceAttack #TruckHasNoReligion
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 15, 2016
If you don't decide and find religion of terrorists now, then soon terrorists would be deciding our religion!#TruckHasNoReligion
— Indian Common Man 유 (@Desicommonman) July 15, 2016
Hence proven that #TruckHasNoReligion pic.twitter.com/HJCfQ9UgS2
— Finger of India (@IndiaFinger) July 15, 2016
Truck had Radical Gear, 72 virgins Headlights, Jihad Speeds n Humanity Brakes failed as Driver wanted to drive in Jannat #TruckHasNoReligion
— (((Anshul Saxena))) (@AskAnshul) July 15, 2016
#TruckHasNoReligion The truck is not well assimilated. Poverty and mental illness caused #NiceAttack #NiceFrance pic.twitter.com/XEk2r2U8Cs
— Achmed (1979 – 2008) (@Achmed1979) July 15, 2016
@minhazmerchant Haven't you heard #TruckHasNoReligion
— Ekankar (@AwaazAzad) July 15, 2016
#BanTrucks .. #TruckHasNoReligion #NiceAttack #PrayForNice
— ASHIM (@ImAshim_) July 15, 2016
If tomorrow tucks are searched, we will blame it on 'Truckofobia'.. Coz #TruckHasNoReligion
— Sangh Parivar (@SanghParivarOrg) July 15, 2016
I am saying again. This truck has no religion.#TruckHasNoReligion pic.twitter.com/eEMS8O63Mk
— ❄ प्रवीण दीक्षित ❄ (@IPraveenDixit) July 15, 2016
Using a truck instead of a gun
should make everyone realize the weapon isn't the problem, the ideology is.#TruckHasNoReligion #NiceAttack
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) July 15, 2016
My name is TRUCK
And I am not TERRORIST #TruckHasNoReligion
— AJAY (अजय) (@A_P_75) July 15, 2016
#JeSuisTruck No more discussion please #NiceAttack
— Anurag saxena (@saaxenanurag) July 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was left appalled by the massacre at France:
Appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. I strongly condemn such mindless acts of violence. My thoughts are with the families of deceased.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 15, 2016
But what the world should really be appalled about is the defeatist attitude of the politicians who seem to have no clue about what is going on with the common people. Will the French Prime Minister understand this?