There's a fine line between appreciation and appropriation, and this line can be difficult to distinguish without the proper education. Without any connection to a certain culture, it is seen to be ignorant and disrespectful to indulge in aspects of it. To avoid this, a suitable understanding and respect for other cultures must be obtained before they can be celebrated.
Families and friends mourned their lost and injured close ones at a nighttime vigil Wednesday, Dec. 2, holding candles in the frigid winter air. 14 people were killed and 21 more wounded by two married assailants and the nation was tuned into the news, informed of the terrible, yet common occurrence, of a mass shooting.
In four years, 4.1 million Syrians, nearly 20 percent of the nation, have fled to other parts of Europe due to life-threatening factors. The horrors ISIS has inflicted on the citizens play a leading role in the tidal wave of immigration. Sharing the culpability is the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, as he uses the people of Syria as test dummies for chemical weapons the Syrian army intends to use.