A Christmas Poem – Remember the Fallen

A Christmas Poem – Remember the Fallen

A Christmas Poem 2016 – Remember the Fallen. Written by David Peterson, the poem takes the journey through 2016 as we head towards the most precious day. We must remember the sacrifices our forefathers made to allow us to live the lives we live. Christmas is a time for peace and unity, harmony and positive spirit. The recent fallen in Germany must never be forgotten, what the evil that oozes as an enemy with-in can be defeated, we must stay strong and avoid percussion of the innocent.

A Christmas Poem – Remember the Fallen

Christmas comes but once a year

It brings much joy and festive cheer

It’s time to play, to drink and sing

For it’s our tradition, that we bring.

Through mass migration this year has changed

So many innocents hurt and slain

We welcome you with open arms,

In spite integration not always on the cards

Christmas is a time not for fear

It’s a time for fun and family here

Enjoy your time and fear not

Because our fallen won’t be forgot.

Out brother in arms in faraway lands

Thank you all for making a stand

If only more would stay and fight

The war would be won before the night

Refugees welcome we feel your pain

Heal you must take time to regain

But if you come to destroy our lands

Know this Christmas we make our stand.

A Christmas Poem – Remember the Fallen

Hope you enjoyed the poem, 2017 is a time for change, this is the time we must unite. Welcoming those truly in need, offering support and integration, but we must not fool ourselves, few will come wishing to undertake evil deeds, and we must support our police, our communities and our families, also write to our local MP’s to ensure proper vetting.

2016 terror attacks – Remember the Fallen

Germany 2016 – 19 December 2016 During Christas shopping and cheer a murder ploughed a truck into innocent civilians. Murdering 12 people and injuring 48, the killer is dead but that is little solitude for the victims and their families.

LibyaJanuary 2016Zliten truck bombingSuicide truck bombing at a police training camp60200+Perpetrator killed in explosion
EgyptJanuary 20162016 Hurghada attackStabbing attack targeting foreign tourists at the Bella Vista hotel in Hurghada02Two perpetrators killed by police
TurkeyJanuary 20162016 Istanbul bombingSuicide bombing targeting foreign tourists in Sultanahmet Square1214Perpetrator killed in explosion
IndonesiaJanuary 20162016 Jakarta attacksSuicide bombings and shootout targeting a Starbucks and a police station in central Jakarta. The attacks occurred near the UN offices and several foreign embassies424Four perpetrators killed, others escaped
Saudi ArabiaJanuary 2016Mahasen mosque attackSuicide bombing and shooting targeting a Shi’a mosque418One perpetrator killed; other arrested
SyriaFebruary 2016February 2016 Homs bombingsTwo car bombings in Homs targeting Alawite civilians57100+Unknown
SyriaFebruary 2016February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombingsCar bombing and two suicide bombings targeting the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, a Shi’a mosque believed to contain the grave of Muhammad’s granddaughter.83178Perpetrators killed by explosions
TurkeyMarch 2016March 2016 Istanbul bombingA suicide bomber exploded targeting civilians in a commercial shop on a busy tourist destination and business center.436Perpetrator killed by explosion
BelgiumMarch 20162016 Brussels bombingsSuicide bombers attacked a metro station and an airport32340Three perpetrators killed in explosions; other suspects sought
YemenMarch 20162016 Aden car bombingThree suicide car bombings targeting military checkpoints26DozensPerpetrators killed in explosions
IraqMarch 20162016 Iraqi soccer stadium bombingsSuicide bomber detonated suicide bomb in stadium3378Perpetrator killed by explosion
BangladeshApril 2016Murder of Xulhaz MannanXulhaz Mannan, a U.S. embassy employee and the editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine, was hacked to death in his apartment along with his friend.20Perpetrators at large
IraqMay 2016April 2016 Baghdad bombing
2016 Samawa bombing
11 May 2016 Baghdad bombing
Four separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad claimed at least 90 lives, police sources tell Al Jazeera.90100+Perpetrators killed in car explosions
IraqMay 2016Real Madrid Fan Club massacreTwo separate incidents in which three gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Real Madrid football fans at a supporters’ café2845Roughly six perpetrators killed
YemenMay 201623 May 2016 Yemen bombingsTwo suicide bombings targeted army recruits.45+60+Two perpetrators killed (maybe more)
KazakhstanJune 20162016 Aktobe shootingsA group of several dozen militants attacked two gun shops and a military base in Aktobe, killing four civilians and three soldiers. Several attackers were killed during the attacks on the shops and base and more were killed during police raids that followed over the next few days.740+18 perpetrators killed, 9 arrested
FranceJune 20162016 Magnanville stabbingISIL took responsibility for a stabbing that killed a French police officer and his companion.[2]20Perpetrator killed by police
MalaysiaJune 20162016 Movida Bar grenade attackTwo men approaching a bar and one of them throwing a grenade before escaping with their motorcycle while customer is watching the UEFA Euro 2016 between Italy and Spain. First ever ISIL attack in Malaysia.08Perpetrator arrested by police
TurkeyJune 2016Atatürk Airport attackThree men from former Soviet states opened fire on Atatürk Airport in Istanbul before blowing themselves up.44239Perpetrators killed
United States of AmericaJune 20162016 Orlando nightclub shootingOn June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida4953Perpetrator killed
BangladeshJuly 20162016 Gulshan, Dhaka attackFive men attacked a café in the Gulshan Thana of Dhaka and took hostages.2350Five perpetrators killed
IraqJuly 2016July 2016 Baghdad bombingsTwo bomb attacks in the district of Karrada and the suburb of Sha’ab in Baghdad.325225+Members of a militant cell connected to the bombings arrested
Saudi ArabiaJuly 20162016 Medina suicide bombingA suicide bomber targeted security forces outside the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, a man blew himself up after police tried to arrest him near the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, and two more bomb attacks occurred in Qatif.77Four perpetrators killed by explosions
GermanyJuly 20162016 Würzburg train attackA 17-year-old Afghan refugee seriously injured four people with a knife and an axe on a train near Würzburg in Germany05Perpetrator killed by police
AfghanistanJuly 2016July 2016 Kabul bombingTwo suicide bombers detonated explosive belts on civilians.80231+Both perpetrators killed in explosion
GermanyJuly 20162016 Ansbach bombingA Syrian refugee blow himself up near a music festival in Ansbach, where there were about 2,500 people at that moment.015Perpetrator killed in explosion
FranceJuly 20162016 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray church attackPriest, Jacques Hamel, two nuns and two worshippers taken hostage by two men armed with knives in the church during mass. Hamel was killed.13Both perpetrators killed by police
SyriaJuly 2016July 2016 Qamishli bombings[3]Two explosions in the predominantly Kurdish town Qamishli in Syria, killing at 57 including 8 Asayish people and wounding over 171 people.57171+At least 1 perpetrator was killed by the explosion
BelgiumAugust 20162016 Charleroi attackA man attacked two policewomen with a machete in Charleroi, Belgium, before being shot dead by another police officer. The attacker is reported to have said “Allahu Akbar” during the attack.02Perpetrator killed by police
PakistanAugust 2016August 2016 Quetta attacksA suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, and Islamic State and a Taliban faction claimed responsibility.93+130+Perpetrator killed in explosion
TurkeyAugust 2016August 2016 Gaziantep bombingA child suicide bomber[4] kills over 50 at a wedding in Gaziantep province.5469Perpetrator killed in explosion
IraqSeptember 20169 September 2016 Baghdad bombingsA suicide bomber in a car in Baghdad killed at least 40 people and wounded more than 60 Islamic State claimed40+60+Perpetrator killed in explosion
PakistanOctober 2016October 2016 Quetta attacksThree terrorist carried out mass shooting at police cadets at training center in Quetta killing 61 cadets and wounded 160 when two of them bombed themselves while one was killed during operation.61160+One killed during operation, two killed in explosion
United StatesNovember 2016Ohio State University attackThe Terrorist was named Abdul Razak Ali Artan. He stabbed people and ran others over with a car. 11 were injured. The suspect was shot and killed by police officer. ISIS Praised the attack and said Artan had responded to their call to attack civilians of coalition countries.111Suspect shot by OSU repsonse team officer.

A Christmas Poem – Remember the Fallen

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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