After the horrifying attack by the Taliban, who slaughtered over 140 innocent school children in Pakistan, the entire world is praying for the victims and their families. Now, President Obama has spoken out to condemn the actions and declare that the U.S. will stand by Pakistan.
It’s a sad day for the people of Pakistan following the violent assault on school children orchestrated by the Taliban. Six gunmen, some allegedly wearing suicide bomb vests, raided a school filled with hundreds of children and killed as many as possible at random. Now, the heartbroken world, including President Barack Obama, is speaking out to share their support and respect for the tiny victims and their family.
Peshawar Attack: World Mourns 132 Children Killed In Pakistan
Nothing compares to the loss of a child. Sadly, Pakistan lost over 140 in a senseless and brutal terrorist attack by the Taliban on Dec. 16.
Hours after the attack ended thanks to the brave Pakistani soldiers, President Obama condemned the horrifying incident by releasing a statement.
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan,” the official statement read.
“We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region.”
President Obama is not alone. At the time this article was published, #PeshawarAttack was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Millions of people — celebrities such as Chris Rock and Emmy Rossum included — from all over the globe sent their prayers, condolences, and heartbreaking pleas for change in countless tweets.
#PeshawarAttack: Tweeters Join Virtual Hands In Prayer
They went from class to class, shooting children one by one. These Taliban b*****ds aren’t Muslims, they’re monsters. #PeshawarAttack
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 16, 2014
Waking up to read about the #PeshawarAttack. When will the violence against children end? And in a school? Heartless and cruel.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) December 16, 2014
sending love to the people in pakistan, i cannot even begin to imagine what they’re going through right now #PeshawarAttack
— Calvin (@aurosan) December 16, 2014
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) December 16, 2014
Praying for the families of these poor kids. It shouldn’t be like this. #PeshawarAttack
— tamara (◡‿◡✿) (@heckaziam) December 16, 2014
Killing innocent children is the worst form of brutality. Deeply saddened, my heart&prayers go out to the suffering families #Peshawarattack
— Fawad Afzal Khan (@_fawadakhan_) December 16, 2014
I’m so sad, what the hell is wrong with the world :/ #PeshawarAttack
— sunny (@jaurmoney) December 16, 2014
Waking up to the tragic news of the #PeshawarAttack. The loss of that many innocent lives, mainly children, is unfathomable. I feel sick.
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 16, 2014
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) December 16, 2014
“The smallest coffins are the heaviest”, couldn’t have been worse #PeshawarAttack
— Murad Saeed (@MuradSaeedPTI) December 16, 2014
Our thoughts remain with the victims, their families, and the people of Pakistan during this troubling time.
— Lauren Cox