WTF? U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family
This is not normal behavior. This is the behavior of people who are asking to die.
LONDON (Reuters) - The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker.
Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a car driven by British man, Khalid Masood, who went on to fatally stab an unarmed policeman at the parliament building.
The couple from Utah had been due to return to the United States the day after the attack took place last Wednesday. Melissa remains in hospital where she is recovering from a cut to the head, a broken rib and badly injured leg.
"We know that Kurt wouldn't bear ill feelings toward anyone and we can draw strength as a family from that," Clint Payne, Cochran's brother-in-law, told a news conference at police headquarters, just yards from where the attack took place.
"His whole life was an example of focusing on the positive. Not pretending that negative things don't exist but not living our life in the negative - that's what we choose to do."Well, a lot of good focusing on the positive did he and his wife.
A family loses a son and husband.
Whatever this man would have contributed to the world will not happen.
Death is real, physical, and lasting.
Positivity is important. But it only lasts as long as the individual has a positive attitude.
Once that attitude veers into the negative, the positive is over. The moment has passed.
Did Kurt Cochran maintain that positive attitude even as he lay dying, having been slaughtered by someone who hated him for being an Infidel?