A Bible study held at a known Historic African-American church "AME" (Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church) in Charleston, South Carolina ended in tradegy on Wednesday night. Dylann roof, 21, Set in and attended Bible study for about an hour before he announced he was there "To Shoot black people," witnesses stated. Out of 13 attendees 9 reportedly didn't make it, three male & six females. Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney was also a victim of this tragic situation. Only two of the survivors were unharmed, one Life he did spare so she could tell the story.
Roof, was arrested 245 miles away in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday approximately 11:15 AM during a traffic stop. During the traffic stop it was reported roof was still armed with a gun, unsure if the gun was actually the firearm used in the shooting. It was also reported his father had recently brought him a .45 caliber gun for his 21st birthday. President Obama speaks on this tragic issue stating "Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy. There's something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace, we seek peace."
It's more than an act of racism, it opened a world of question, for those in Faith. Now opening up a hate crime investigation for the oldest is AME church in the south, The Mayor of Charleston Joe Riley says "The only reason someone would walk into the church and shoot people that were praying is hate." AME is been around since 1816, The congregation was formed after a dispute over burial grounds. "Mother Emmanuel" has been a headquarters for civil rights activity for decades. "There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters the house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged and study of Scripture," Cornell William brooks stated.
Pray for peace of those suffering From Hindered hearts and minds across the world today. We as a human race meaning Whole, must respect the creators Art. In Art meaning Everything he created has a different form and version. He didn't create all animals alike, nor nations, more simple... homes, jobs, and cars. My point is all things weren't created to suit you, but have enough respect for its existence. More then a hate crime of race, it's a hate crime on faith. Causing confusion to those with great Faith, to no longer feel safe. May the strength of prayer never cease as our faith prevails on, unity...divided we fall.